new windows

 

NEW WINDOWS: AN EXPERIMENT                                                                              in 14 pictures     (aug 2016)

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wind 1 DSCF4030reflecting

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Reading photographic articles it is often stated to find yourself your own “signature” or style. I have reservations to this statement. Agreed it’s not satisfactory to copy the style of other photographers, although doing so is a means to learn. I am afraid that sticking to a signature or style gets limiting and boring in the end, to become a never ending “manierism”. That’s why doing something else, an experiment, may lead to new inspiration. I decided for a series of windows, already pictured everywhere, making this subject not very interesting. So there’s the challence.

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wind 2 DSCF9359financial paradise

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Reflecting the pictures I learned that windows can be seen as form and function. Mostly seen on pictures is the form factor. Often in square, as one window or in repeating patterns. Sometimes beautiful, I am not that attracted to the form factor. Possibly focussing into details could lead to interesting abstraction, a new goal to investigate.

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wind 3 DSCF1043old barn I

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The function aspect made me aware of more opportunities. The first function of windows is protection without obstructing light and view. But there are more ways in which humans use windows. To hide yourself, to show your belongings, a place to contemplate, watch. It’s all about human behaviour, an interesting territory to explore.

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wind 4 DSCF2791gothic window

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wind 5 DSCF2667contemporary window

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wind 6 DSCF1368costumed woman

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wind 7 DSCF0642black and red (armando)

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wind 8 DSCF9508shades of green

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wind 9 DSCF2478shining beams

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wind 10 DSCF0339old barn II

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Black& White section  in 4 pictures

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wind 11 DSCF2292wired

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wind 12 DSCF5260-4vanitas

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wind 13 DSCF2623bdecorated

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wind 14 P1160277shutters

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