Friday, July 8, 2011

Raster Pattern

Chair Shadow on Shell Pavement, Freshfields, John's Island, SC  © Doug Hickok

"A raster is usually a very fine-grained and always strict order principle on a surface. As a special category of pattern, it is not generally a design element - unless it is used as an artistic means to evenly mark a surface."

This quote is from Harald Mante, my Favorite Photographer Friday selection. This German photographer has had the strongest influence on the way I see images. He is a highly regarded teacher of photography, and his book  The Photograph, Composition and Design  is the best one I know of for demonstrating the art of visual design.
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