Wednesday, September 01, 2010


Photographing store display windows begins with the photographs of Eugene Atget of Paris store windows at the beginning of the twentieth century. In the second half of the century Robert Frank and Lee Friedlander made outstanding contributions to this tradition. I began photographing windows on a trip to Amsterdam when I was new to photography. I had planned to photograph people on the streets of Amsterdam, but was too shy to do so, a problem I have since overcome. This is a window I found in Denver recently.

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