I love repetitive shapes. As I walk around looking for images this is usually one of my first priorities. The idea comes from admiring the “fractal geometry” one finds in nature. Repeating shapes is something humans do almost without thinking, as if influenced by nature around them. The combination of interesting repetitive shapes along with light and texture in man-made objects is a grand slam for me.
I find that repetitive shape photographs also work well in the triptychs I love to create. They help tie images together without being obviously thematic, Obvious themes are something I try avoid at all costs. Triangles, because of their use in architecture, seem to be the most prevalent shape repeated. I’ve taken many a beautiful triangle photo.
My love of grids also make me fond of squares and rectangles, thus Square is not Square. Circles seem to be the hardest to make work, I really don’t know why. My favorites are when I can combine repetition of many shapes in one photograph. It’s just a matter of looking closely, whether man-made or mother nature…