Assignment 3 - Rhythm and Repetition
A photograph of a solitary line is never going to be particularly appealing to the eye, what is needed are multiple lines, a series of lines arranged in a repeating pattern to produce a rhythm.
You may associate rhythm to music, but really music and photography are extremely similar, let me explain.
Photos are comprised of lines, songs are comprised of beats.
Lines are grouped into repeating patterns to form rhythm, beats are grouped into repeating patterns to form rhythm. Different groups of lines are layered on top of each other to form a photo, different groups of beats are layered on top of each other to form a song. Photos can tell a story, rekindle memories and create emotion in the viewer, songs can tell a story, rekindle memories and create emotion in the listener.
The only difference is that the origin of photography is light and the origin of music is sound.
Before I got into photography I did try my hand at music. I bought myself a bass guitar on valentine's day a few years ago. However after only a few months the guitar ended up in some corner somewhere in my room and was all but forgotten about. Having that guitar in my hand just didn't excite me. I could appreciate the beauty of the instrument but I had no passion for it. At the time I put it down as that I just wasn't musical and that I had no "rhythm".
Now, years later with a camera in my hand, the instrument of light, perhaps I can find that rhythm, that rhythm I thought I never had.