Does the perfect geometric form exist in nature? Is it correct to apply to it “artificial” canons, of mathematical rigor, the concepts of pure symmetry?

A shape in nature is perfect when it is perfectly irregular, harmoniously asymmetrical, when it respects none of the canons in which we want to confine it to give it ideal geometric rigor.

Often in my underwater explorations, I am attracted to formations that have the appearance of some kind of regularity, “homogeneity” I would say in some sense​.

Often, corals, colonies of animals of some species, sponges, and more that the fantasy can drive us to imagine.


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It is one of my playful activities, as a photographer, to identify «curious shapes» that present some semblance of regularity. Kind of like collecting these odd shots.​

Such scenes can be encountered just about anywhere, clearly one has to work one’s imagination to spot them properly.​

The end result however is interesting, at least from my point of view that I have no purely documentary aspirations.​

For these shots the watchword is lighting! In fact, if you use ambient light, you must be careful not to cast your shadow on the subject, for instance.​

On the other hand, if we use artificial light, I prefer side lighting, especially in macros.​

Some experimenting can be done with against the light, the effect can be surprisingly fascinating.​