It’s hard to go wrong by employing repetition. As an aesthetic principle, showing the same image, or a slight variation of an image, in multiples and in an evenly distributed fashion, equally weighted in a grid-like pattern, is a visually compelling technique. Such patterns engage the eyes and draw the viewer in. This picture shows a group of black-and-white images of lips on wheat-pasted paper sheets on a wall. The building is on that famous downtown block that is a shrine to street art and graf, the stretch of buildings between Elizabeth and Bowery streets in Nolita.

Ivan Corsa Photo