In order to find my pictures for the first part of project one I decided to do a mixture of man mad things, like clothes, plastic objects, and jars, or in other word things I would find around my house. I also wanted to do more natural things to get both ends of the spectrum, so I took a few photos of different trees, grass, and my yard. From the various photos I took I picked the three with the most unique textures and patterns. I also tried to keep in mind what the book “Graphic Design the New Basics” by Ellen Lupton and Jennifer Cole Phillips, says about both texture and pattern.
The first photo I took was of a tree in my backyard, it has a very unique look to both of its patterns and textures. The pattern it shows is very natural, it looks imperfect and almost like it’s very layered rather than just one dimensional. The visual and physical texture is also interesting, it looks and feels very rugged and tough to the touch, which I one of the reason I really like this photo. I also really enjoy the contrast between the light and the dark side of the tree, and how there isn’t any moss of the dark side but as you look toward the light side it gradually gets more and more mossy.
The second picture I picked is of some ply-wood that is laying around my yard. The reasons I chose to include this one is because I find the pattern to be very sporadic and jumbled which for some reason is pleasing to me. The texture of this also looks very bumpy and ridged, but its physical texture is much smoother than that of the tree’s. Another reason why I picked this was because it’s something that in between man made and natural, because it’s made of something natural like wood but it is obviously been re-shaped and re-purposed into a piece of ply-wood.
The last picture I have is an up close of my guitar pick, this one is obviously man made and has a completely different texture and pattern that the other two. The pick’s pattern has a lot of contrast and use of light and dark to display its unique and metallic pattern. The texture of the pick is very smooth and flexible, which is unlike either of the two before.