Creative symmetry art and photography
A while ago I came across an Instagram account by Charlie Cahoon called Creative Journey Photography.
I was fascinated by Charlie’s abstract kaleidoscopic art. I wondered how easy it might be to create my own creative symmetry art from photographs we had been taking.
Developing a creative symmetry art technique
For this to be a suitable project for Creative Photography for kids it needed to a be a fairly simple process.
I began attempting to create my first creative symmetry art piece by using images from my London In 360 project.
The 360 tiny planet images I have made for this project we’re already pretty abstract so I thought they would make a good subject.
I used an app on my iPhone called Layout for Instagram as it’s a free and easy app to use.
Using Layout for Instagram
You can see how the image was developed by duplicating and flipping the original photo.
Once a new image is created the process was repeated to create some rather interesting results.
The next stage was to do the same with some of the images we have already created.
We began with a simple snapshot and the results were fun but what we were really after was something more abstract for our Creative symmetry art.
This free app is a great way to easily make creative symmetry art.
My daughter played around with the iPad version of the app and started to create dozens of kaleidoscopic images.
Once she got the hang of the app I devised a game to play.
Download KaleidaCam for iPhone
Now we had a fairly good idea of the kind of images that would make interesting creative symmetry art in KaleidaCam we played a game.
The aim of the game was to take photos of as many interesting and different objects as we could.
We looked to take pictures with strong bold colours and interesting patterns.
Some of the photos were very simple close up shots whereas others were entire scenes.
Once we had a small collection of images we began creating different patterns in KaleidaCam.
My daughter really enjoyed this part and I’m thankful for the large amount of cloud storage I have!
The end result was a lovely selection of share worthy kaleidoscopic images. It’s a fun game to come back again and again and reminds me of the Spirograph I had a a child.