There is no limit to the subjects that photography can explore, but one of the most compelling niches is the study of materials. Each material has it’s own visual properties and textures which can make for fascinating shots. This gallery of wood is a prime example. We are so accustomed to it that we forget that wood is unlike anything else, solid, organic, and rife with beautiful visual patterns of marbled grain and crumpled bark. Here we see how various PicsArtists have shot wood close up to give it a hard look.

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