13.4.13

DAY 365+64

glimpses into the places in which joy lives

Windows have been always one of my favorite architectural details. When I look at them I imagine stories (in particular, if I can discern part of a room, a patch of fabric or someone developing an ordinary task inside it) and I am also prone to wonder how my life would be if I could live in a given house 

Thus, it´s hardly surprising they are also one of my favorite photography subjects. I guess I find them so highly appealing because they illustrate the power of our imagination. It´s amazing how a simple (and even repetitive) design avoids monotony by playing with the same elements (colors, textures and accessories) in order to create new combinations whose variety is simply awesome


Along a few years I have taken many photos of windows. Some of them are impressive because they are part of a significant building, but most of them are ordinary windows which are just lovely and creative. This proves that diversity is pleasant and enriches human experience, because it open our mind to a new conception of beauty, less stereotyped and conventional but maybe more interesting

I have often asked myself why I keep on photographing windows (even when most of the photos stay unpublished) but I hadn´t had   a clear answer -apart, of course,  from their evident charm- till a few days ago while I was looking through my files and saw them again

Then, I started to think that maybe, they illustrate my imaginary knocking at the house of joy through photography, my expectation that I will see its face through the glass of one of those openings in the walls of my city


Maybe, I hold out the hope of looking directly into its eyes, every time I go outside with my camera

Guess what? I often receive this present: my heart opens and embraces what is around when look through lens, and by doing this I experience the most simple and perfect delight. That which comes from not questioning what is

6 comments:

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting! I too love windows and doorways. There is an invitation...or a secret.

Jeanne said...

Love your post! I also love photographing windows, and in fact just posted one today on my own blog. This post really expressed alot of my own feelings on photography and on windows. Love the things that you share!

Introverted Art said...

Zena, you won the original watercolor postcards from my blog! Send me an email @ tofindana@gmail.com with your mailing info :)

Sarah Huizenga said...

Lovely detail on this window. I love looking into windows and trying to get a glimpse of life inside.

Aga Gasiniak said...

Inspiring words Zena. Windows and doors are so symbolic and important at the same time. Thank you for sharing with us. Have a great week.

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