Kaleidoscopes and patterns
Turning parts of my nature and wildlife photographs into patterns
Following the rules of natural history photography that allow only very minor adjustments, I keep these kaleidoscopes as a true and real-life representation of what I have seen. Therefore these images have not been edited in any other way apart from choosing a triangle from the image and repeating it around a central point and duplicating the layer until the kaleidoscope or pattern is complete.
I enjoy seeing unfamiliar shapes and patterns emerge by surprise from an easily recognised subject.
Most of all I love how these images can encourage the viewer to see - without the constraints of expectation - the intricate patterns of nature in completely different and new ways.