I know. I know. You’ve seen posts about windows from me before. But I can’t help it! Windows call to me, and beckon me to stop, witness, ponder.
From time to time I look back at my photostream, and I am struck anew by just how much I am drawn to photographing windows. (A few of my fellow ViewFinders have a similar obsession, so I don’t feel so alone.) My first post as a guest ViewFinder was about windows, and whenever I travel to a new place I find myself drawn to windows in historic buildings.
Windows are a timeless theme in photography. There’s the photographer who spent years photographing the same window. There are exhibits centered around the subject of windows, where windows are seen as a metaphor for photographic vision. Windows are a natural frame, a portal to another space, a magic mirror reflecting us back at ourselves. They speak of time, a sense of place, architecture, and imagination.
Join the obsession! Show us your windows! Share a link in the comments, or tag your IG images #viewfindersio_windows.
Happy full moon, happy solstice, happy holidays, and happy 2020.