About this site

man∙da∙la (Sanskrit mandala circle)…a graphic and often symbolic pattern usually in the form of a circle divided into four separate sections or bearing a multiple projection of an image. (Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Ed.)

This is a blog of photographs that I have transformed via multiple “reflections” into images that remind me of the patterned symmetry of far eastern mandalas. These could be called “photo mandalas” or, as I like to call them, mandalagraphs. The blog’s first post was on September 1, 2012.

Most of the mandalagraphs are derived from nature, but some involve people or are of man-made objects of one kind or another. Unless otherwise noted, all the original photos are mine.

Originally, my goal was to publish one post a day, usually consisting of one mandalagraph. On occasion, a post will include several of the versions possible when creating a mandalagraph from a given image. Or you will find posts with several related mandalagraphs created from completely different  photos. Currently, I am trying to publish at least one mandalagraphs every three days, a less demanding pace.

For those curious about the equipment I use, until early February 2014 when I started using a Fujifilm X-E2 digital camera, most of the original photos were taken with a Nikon D300 or a Canon S100 or S95. Some of the older photos used other digital cameras, mostly Nikon. On occasion, photos taken with my iPhone–from a 4S to 5s and now a 6–have turned out to be good mandalagraph material; I identify such photos in the caption.

For suggestions on how to access the images on this site other than by simply scrolling down through the posts, please see the Galleries & Search page.

                           Harry Hull III

Please note: © Harry Hull III and Mandalagraphs.com, 2014. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of photographs and other material on this blog/website without express and written permission from this blog’s author and owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Harry Hull III and Mandalagraphs.com with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

 Please contact me for permission to use, or to purchase rights to, any of these images.

The photographer. Original photo by Gail Hewson Hull.