Photos are visual spaces where shapes and lines, objects, and people come together.

Geometry in photography — shapes, diagonals, vanishing points — fascinates me.

As someone who was terrible at all math-related subjects this doesn’t intuitively make sense. What I like about geometrically-rich photos, though, is that they bring together distinct forms into one visual surface. Along the way, they also force the concrete and the abstract to converge: objects and landscapes are still themselves, yet already a little more (and a little less) than what I’d initially seen in them.

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This is the case in the photo above, too. Taken on a recent afternoon at the Valletta Waterfront, in Malta, I love the convergence of ornate Baroque details and simple lines, of solid stone and blue skies, of curves and straight lines leading my eye toward the horizon.

This week, explore the ways lines and shapes can converge in interesting ways through photography. You can take the theme in a literal or an abstract direction, as you see fit — from a photo of a byroad merging into a busy highway to an image of an airport terminal where people from all over the world form hectic, ephemeral communities.

I look forward to seeing your photos!

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