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Black-and-White Photographic Mandalas

Mandala is the Sanskrit word for circle, the basic shape that organizes all its many forms.  For thousands of years, across dozens of cultures, mandalas have guided meditation, promoted spiritual growth, recorded the passage of time, and symbolized the cosmos. Creating these black-and-white photographic mandalas has been an ongoing project of mine.

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It’s all in the viewpoint

How things look depends on where you stand. From this viewpoint the Flatiron Building in NYC looks like a cylindrical tower. While taking this picture I gained an insight into the politeness of New Yorkers. My camera was on a tripod and not a single pedestrian walked in front of the camera even though avoiding doing so took them out of their way. I love it when a negative stereotype dies.