Repetition is an of element of photography that I sometimes find myself drawn towards again and again (no pun intended). When it's used strategically, repetitiveness can create an enchanting rhythm. Or, it can emphasize a pattern. It can even overwhelm the viewer.
I find it interesting to see how repetition can guide the viewer’s eye around a photograph.
One of my favorite images from last month was Jodi Cobb’s photograph from the early 1990s of a mass wedding ceremony in Taiwan. The line of couples goes as far as the eye can see.
The many fluffy heads in Cary Wolinsky’s image of merino sheep wearing woven plastic coats brought a smile to my face. The photo was from a May 1988 cover story about the history of wool.
I was also captivated by a beautiful, purple landscape taken by Jim Richardson. The image captures the endless sea of blooming heather that stretches across Scotland's moors.