Patterns and Geometry

As as I am drawn to create more minimal sometime abstract images, I can’t but be captivated by patterns. Patterns not in the usual way.

Patterns are all around us. They are an innate parts of most art mediums. Our ability to recognise patterns is a baseline skill for the human eye. It is a fundamental function of the human brain. I allows us to take things in quickly and understand our environments. It allows us to do everything from recognising individuals to solving jigsaw puzzles to sensing when a storm is due.

In art, patterns satisfy and intrigue us whether they are clearly identifiable or not. They go far and beyond the obvious and do not always have to be identical repetition of an element.

Patterns are also prevalent in architecture throughout the ages. We see it on markings in the first pottery made. The 20th Century was a period in which the most ordinary patterns were used and made as simple as possible.

Many artists over the centuries added pattern embellishments to their work, whether for decoration or to signify a known objects.

Grit © Pamela Aminou

Patterns come in many forms and all around us. In this particular instance, the pattern is implied. I always make it a habit a visit places quite a few times even after having photographed on numerous occasions. This forces me to be creative and try new things. I have photographed Lime street on many occasion but each time that I revisit the area, I seem to always seem to see something new. On this particular image, it was pattern and geometry.

It is amazing to see each of these buildings in their environment. What is even more beautiful is the pattern they form when grouped together. Pattern in art is satisfying and intriguing whether they are recognisable or not. Just like here, they are far beyond the obvious.

The patterns in the buildings themselves are obvious and repetitive as one would expect. However, the shape formed by the grouping of the buildings together is a lot less obvious and more subtle. It is truly amazing what can be seen with a different perspective. This just one of the things that makes this image pleasing to the eye.

The original image captured details are below:

ModelCanon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal Length29.0 mm
ISO Speed100

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