A common use of photography is to visualize things that escape normal notice. That can mean things too big, small, fast or slow for normal perception — sort of the scientific domain. Or it can mean the opposite — things so common we’ve stopped noticing them.
Some photographers are adept at finding abstractions of light, shadow and shape in everyday life. You might see the intriguing patterns in their images before you realize you’re looking at a simple shaft of light across the side of a building or on a leaf.
I don’t have the vision of the great photographers but I still enjoy hunting for those visual treasures among the mundane.