Milan Fano Blatny


Born in 1972 in Brno, Moravia, Czech republic and still lives there.

In 2008 graduated as BcA in photography,

In 2012 as MgA in photography at Silesian University in Opava, Czech republic.

Winner of the portfolio review at FOTOFO festival, Bratislava, 2003.

First place in the annual competition by THE PHOTO REVIEW journal, Philadelphia, 2004.

First place in the category Fine art/Abstract by IPA – INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS, Los Angeles, 2004.

Honorary prize in international competition MiO Photo Awards, Osaka, 2005.

Exhibition at RHUBARB-RHUBARB festival, Birmingham, 2004.

Work included in an exhibition „BEST OF SHOW“, Gallery 1401, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, 2004.

Work included in an exhibition MiO Photo Awards, Osaka, 2005.

Important show Photomandalas exhibition in Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2008.

Work in collection of Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, USA, Musset for Fotokunst, Odense, Danmark and Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Japan. Many private collections.








2004年获得由费城THE PHOTO REVIEW杂志组办的年度摄影比赛一等奖。










Photomandalas – Spiritual Images

Milan Fano Blatny

The prints are made completely by hand, they have never seen a computer. I believe this way I can keep the energy of the prints. The photomandalas are real photographs. I invented the technic to make these prints by multiexposing the paper in the darkroom. It is necessary to be absolutly concentrated, when I create the prints in the darkroom. It is a kind of ritual for me. It is like a contemplation. I use only my own medium format negatives 6x6 cm shot with Rolleiflex or Hasselblad.

The more you look at the image, the more you see.

New worlds, new levels are dominy up from the centre of the picture – and you can go deeper and deeper inside the image.

In the image, there is no up, no down, no left, no right, no past, no future, everything is in the very present moment, when you view the image. Just unity. The circle with no beginning, neverending. Inner peace…

The prints are selenium toned gelatin silver prints on fiber based paper, two editions: size 19x19 inches, edition of 20, and size 30x30 inches, edition of 3.

I am happy to share my images with others. May peace prevail on Earth.