Humans are hard wired to recognize patterns, so perhaps that’s why we’re so drawn to them. Patterns aren’t just visual. Mental and emotional patterns occur as well, which is why we so readily see them. And chances are that you’ve seen pattern photography recently, too.
In daily life, repetition can be boring. As the focal point of art, repetition and patterns become something altogether different. They are found almost everywhere, whether occurring naturally or manmade. Something as ordinary as the shelving at a grocery store becomes art in the eyes of a photographer. You may choose use patterns as the subject of your photos, or you can use them as a background for the subject.
Patterns create an interesting opportunity to create art. You can use the pattern itself, or you can break the pattern with a contrasting color, shape or texture. Or simply remove or break one of the repeating objects in the pattern.

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