Photos of surface textures
I'm not sure what first inspired me, but, years ago, I became fascinated with looking very closely at the surfaces of rocks in the American west. Amazing what one can find - intriguing patterns, colors, and shapes; formed by the natural material, growth of algae and mosses, and water stains. usually, we move so fast and are so preoccupied, we miss the intricate lines within surfaces. This ongoing project reminds me to slow down and really see the phenomenal details around us.
Below are images from natural surfaces (rocks and trees) and beneath that are images of textures and patterns found in man-made surfaces.
Locations: Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma
Photos shot during travels in the 1970s & 1980s.

Natural textures

Man-made textures