Kaleidoscope art experimentation photography the number 8
Kaleidoscope art experimentation black and white photo
Kaleidoscope art experimentation monochrome photo.
Kaleidoscope art experimentation geometry using the number eight
Kaleidoscope art experimentation photographed in black and white
Kaleidoscope art experimentation pattern in black and white
Kaleidoscope art experimentation repeating pattern

Kaleidoscope Art Experimentation Documentation of the Number Eight

This post documents the process of my experimentation to make kaleidoscope art.

If you follow this Blog and other social media platforms I regularly post to – like Facebook and Instagram you’ll be aware that some of my artwork practice includes the mirroring of images.

The experiment started off with a black and white photograph of the number eight. I chose to work with this image, as I believed the shape would make for an interesting kaleidoscope effect.

Therefore, the curated photographs demonstrate the progression of working with this single image, mirroring photographs to achieve a pleasing  kaleidoscope pattern.

In conclusion, the use of this particular subject matter ‘the number 8’  for the kaleidoscope experiment was not the best choice.

However, as it’s my first attempt at mirroring an image multiple times to achieve a kaleidoscope pattern, I decided to record the experiment as a blog entry. I can only improve!

In this case, there was a natural end point, the realisation that the pattern had reached its end. Furthermore, eventually boredom set in and I no longer wanted to work with the subject matter.

Finally, organic shapes are more beautiful!

How do you make a kaleidoscope design?

Megan Kennedy has written a thorough Photoshop tutorial explaining her process to achieve Kaleidoscope patterns.

For the crafty photographers’ who wish to experiment with making kaleidoscope patterns in camera check out Jim Zuckerman’s article

Subject: Kaleidoscope Experimentation
Style: Fine Art
Medium: Photography – digital
Kaleidoscope Experimentation ©2020
Tahnia Roberts

Author Tahnia Roberts

Tahnia is a visual storyteller who uses photography to explore, investigate and document her surroundings. An avid collector of found objects which frequently become still life compositions. Black and white photography is her preferred medium. Born and raised in New Zealand, she currently resides in Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia.

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