As I've been looking at others' photographs lately, I find myself interested in those with texture added to them. There's something mysterious about it that transforms a simple image into "art." But as far as my own photos go, it's used sparingly. As a photographer, I tend to be drawn towards geometric shapes and more structured compositions. I like lines and angles. So for me to step out of my comfort zone, it requires planning. I need to have a concept in mind that requires textures to finalize the idea.
I do not have PhotoShop and wouldn't even know where to begin with digital textures, but here are some images I texturized the old fashion way - in the darkroom. These were shot on black and white film and I experimented in the darkroom with various techniques. When I scanned them into the computer, they took on this sepia-like tone which I kind of love. The concept, if you can call it that, was that this live person would be transformed into a statue. I don't know if that was accomplished, but I liked the dreamy, other-worldly feel of the final product.