Photo illustrator Lee Varis defines a Photo-Mandala as a "reflectively symmetrical composition that is generated from one or more straight photographs". The Photography 1 students experimented with his techniques recently and out of photographs of houses, the campus, trees, and pumpkins the images below were created.
For example the photograph on the left was transformed to the mandala on the right by using Photoshop and lots of transforming layers and the use of blending modes.
Below are just a few of the mandalas made this year. Click on a thumbnail to take you to a full screen view.