It is not uncommon in waiting times, or when you go walking around the street with a camera in hand you find different materials that may be of interest to get a photo. Sometimes they can be used for assembly or make sense per se.
Materials: looking closely
Often, as a photographer, I simply take the photo and then, at home, I’ll see if it makes any sense. And “after” may be when well passed four years. Sure, it’s not always so, but the fact that I have saved and classified pictures properly helps a lot, especially when I have to design a poster or some work with more than an image. What is problematic, I admit, is getting all pictures and videos stored and properly tagged. For a couple of years’m using specific software for classification and tagging and helps dramatically: it increases the profitability of the work already done, but then the trouble to go tagging everything I’ve done over the years that did not have those programs is far from over.
Returning to the photographic subject, different materials can provide interesting textures: wood, glass, metal … In many cases have a macro lens will help but is not essential. A simple 50 1.4 can help a lot.
Finally, after a few examples, a little extra information about me. I am Sergi Albir, professional photographer. Usually working in Valencia (Spain) but I go almost anywhere whether to take pictures. You can contact by mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, Telegram, or Whatsapp or +34 644459753. Sometimes I don’t pick up the phone because I’m taking photos and I only have one pair of hands.