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.
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