from Latin textūra, from textus, past participle of texere, to weave.
Roland Barthes stated 'I cannot penetrate, cannot reach into the photograph.
I can only sweep it with my glance, like a smooth glance'.
Everything that has a surface has texture.
The 2D photograph texture has visual and illusion.
3D texture gives you the tactile surface
With analogue photography, silver chloride grains provided a texture for
elements, random or precise. Today the digital print is ink on a receptive
surface, flat 2D, no height or depth only length and width. Dots per inch,
again portraying this assemblage of random or precise patterns
or chaos of visual texture
Mike Reed explored “texture” utilizing the actual weaving of duplicate
photographs,cut precisely into strips, interlaced at right angles. Thus the
photograph will have its own integral texture of light and shadow.