Glass: My fascination with photographing windows

As part of my ongoing fascination with glass, I am working on a collection of abstract images involving windows.  Here are three photographs that have made it into the series so far.

I love these thick blocks of glass that are often found in homes.  They are great for allowing light in while keeping the interior private.  For me, they warp scenes on both sides of the glass and I love the effect.  The crazy pattern in this pane is actually a plain window in the brown brick building about ten feet away.

These windows belong to an apartment building in Vancouver’s West End.  I love the curves introduced into the reflections by these big sheets of glass.

This one strays a bit from the glass theme but I was drawn to the strange pattern created by the window frames from this angle at ground level in and alley in downtown Calgary.


I had the opportunity to work with glass (blown glass) for fun a few years ago and really enjoyed it.  I love working it into my photography whether as the subject or as part of the supporting cast – it really is wonderful.

6 responses

  1. Интересно написано, но мне кажеться я уже это где то видел…)))

    February 10, 2011 at 11:07 am

    • Где вы видели это написано?

      February 10, 2011 at 4:12 pm

  2. SWK

    Very abstract.

    February 9, 2011 at 6:53 pm

  3. Mom & Dad

    I love the colors and the textured look of the glass. Love Mom

    February 9, 2011 at 4:56 pm

  4. fantastic pictures!! I love to play with the senses

    February 9, 2011 at 2:29 pm

  5. love those glass blocks. Having some installed in my dark bathroom this month. It’s too dark in there, want to natural light.

    February 9, 2011 at 1:41 pm

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