Windows open life’s panoramas. 

On long, boring journeys they let you see the wonders passing you by. Looking out of them on grey, rainy days you feel cozy and comforted. In the day they let sunlight creep through cracks in the curtains and at night cars’ headlights create dancing shadows on your walls. From a guarded, safe environment, they are the medium through which we see the world outside.

We came across two photographers’ whose works use windows not only as a way to frame their subjects, but also to explore the question of what their subjects are looking out at. We were struck by the interesting similarities between their photos despite the fact that one uses people and the other uses animals.

When Mark Sheratt was travelling around India he noticed the variety of people who were travelling with him. He tells Feature Shoot that as he waited for trains, he went up and down the platforms looking for people to photograph. As you can see, some people look back at him, some smile and some don’t notice.

Rachel Bellinsky had the wonderful idea of photographing pets in windows. Rachel lives in San Diego and she says there is a pet in almost every window she passes by.

My Train project has made it onto the Feature Shoot website. Check it out here.

Just in case you missed it yesterday, my Indian Train project is now up on my website here.

Mark Sherratt photography

Mark Sherratt photography

See the rest of Mark’s photos here

See the rest of Rachel’s photos here

All photo credit to Mark Sheratt and Rachel Belinsky


About nosurefooting

Two Sarah Lawrence grads armed with their cameras, who have a penchant for making things pretty, following their eyes, following their hearts, even if they aren't always standing on their own two feet.
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