Photo series: Patterns by Andrew Shields

For this month’s photography theme, Pattern, photographer Andrew Shields captures subtle designs spotted around the borough…

I see a pattern 
Over and over around 
To me like a thumb 

Standing out it blends 
Twice and three times a fought-night
I try to get out

I made the mistake
Of attempting to ignore 
I can’t help myself 

Stacked on top maybe
Or laying there side by side 
It runs, in its way 

Where the daylight falls
And where it’s blocked from the ground 
I spot those shadows 

Same walks, same side roads
Yet each time there’s something new
Always seems to yield 

It must be something 
We all do as human beings
We see a pattern

Photographs by Andrew Shields

See more of Andrew’s brilliant photography on Instagram @a_d_shields