What happened, UNIVERSE? – early work

Certain categories of photographs seem to repeat themselves over and over again, and consequently i.e. photographic competitions are divided into categories like “exotic travel”, “street photography”, “fashion”, “black/white nude” etc.
Whilst we assume we are taking a photograph for the very first time because we have never experienced this specific moment at this location ever before we may be hunting for certain scenes pre-engraved in our visual memory by images we have seen in reproduction before.

Why are these particular images relevant, so relevant to so many people that we over and over repeat them? Is this a case of mirroring in order to communicate and facilitate connection to a certain community?