How do the rhythms and accents and swells of decorative lettering translate to photography?

If you handed Jackson Pollock a camera, where would he point it?

Later, when I began to paint, everything would be swirling. The paint surface moved along S-curves, speeding, slowing, and sometimes reversing direction, but never stopping.     (Oil on Canvas, 2008)
In the background of this luxuriously embellished “N” (this image found on the internet), I like that the particles seem to have a direction or a current to them, but I would change one thing.  I would give some areas higher concentrations of particles and other areas lower concentrations of particles.  Making this change would enhance the sense of movement.  A still image has rhythm when it seems to move or when it spins your eyes rapidly around.  As you’ve seen, you don’t need motion blur to suggest motion.

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Rhythm applied to photography?


Yosemite National Park - from Unicorn Peak
Yosemite National Park – view from Unicorn Peak (August 2006)
Yosemite National Park – Echo Peaks (August 2006)
Yosemite National Park – Mount Conness descent (August 2006)

Matisse spent the early part of his life immersed in the textile industry.  The patterns and rhythms that surrounded him as a child seeped into all of his painting—not only into those with hanging rugs painted into their backgrounds.  Matisse, like Cezanne, wanted to temper his rhythms with balanced compositions, as he saw the Renaissance masters had produced.  By carefully composing, Matisse kept his paintings symmetrical, balanced, and stable.  Pollock, however, was willing to disregard balance and harmony to a large extent, focusing on rhythm, repetition, and movement almost purely.

(and by the way, I hope you’re not disappointed–you didn’t really think i was going to show you pictures of naturally occurring letters, did you?)
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How do the rhythms and accents and swells of decorative lettering translate to photography?