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.
Lucy, This collection of windows simply makes my heart sing! I know there are many reasons for us to be drawn to windows. For me, it’s the light – always. And you’ve done a beautiful job of showcasing the different tones and qualities of light and the way that light moves us. These are pictures that call out to be shared – and I’m grateful for the way they move me deeply.
I’m a little window obsessed, too. You can see a couple of my favorites in my post, from the inside out.
You find the best windows.
That one with the boat in the window and the shadow. Gets me every time.
So good! LOVE it! More!
Something so undeniably evocative about a window. I love them all, but I’ve got a soft spot for over the sink kitchen window sills.
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