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. Our minds are just trying to make sense of a world deeply woven with patterns.

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.

If you decide to break the pattern, remember the rule of thirds and place the break at an intersection to make it a true focal point. Also all patterns may not be immediately visible; but if pay attention to the details, you may be surprised.

Following are 25 examples of beautiful and inspiring pattern photography.

25 Stunning Examples of Pattern Photography
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25 Stunning Examples of Pattern Photography
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25 Stunning Examples of Pattern Photography

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25 Stunning Examples of Pattern Photography

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25 Stunning Examples of Pattern Photography

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25 Stunning Examples of Pattern Photography

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25 Stunning Examples of Pattern Photography

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25 Stunning Examples of Pattern Photography

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25 Stunning Examples of Pattern Photography

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25 Stunning Examples of Pattern Photography

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25 Stunning Examples of Pattern Photography

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25 Stunning Examples of Pattern Photography

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25 Stunning Examples of Pattern Photography

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25 Stunning Examples of Pattern Photography

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25 Stunning Examples of Pattern Photography

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25 Stunning Examples of Pattern Photography

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25 Stunning Examples of Pattern Photography

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25 Stunning Examples of Pattern Photography

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25 Stunning Examples of Pattern Photography

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25 Stunning Examples of Pattern Photography

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