I think about symmetry a lot in my photos. But I think balance is more important. I like to get things lined up right. Just in front or exactly placed to mirror a hip or a breast curve. A lot of my images I purposefully try and make an symmetrical as possible. For example Hotel Symmetry , Blue Tits and Ace of Hearts
But anyone who has photographed bodies or has studied their own body realises that we aren’t symmetrical really. One breast is usually bigger than the other, often noticeably so, one testicle hangs lower and is larger, and anyone who’s had any surgery knows that the scars and the work usually adds to the asymmetry. We like things equal and balanced but the search for symmetrical perfection leads to frustration.
I felt this image of myself and these beautiful tulips hint as this. The symmetry of standing directly behind them but aware my breasts are different sizes and one is pierced throwing it out. But the beautiful flowers with their unusual pattern reminding the viewer that symmetry doesn’t equal beauty and it’s that balance is everything.