Some of my favorite images have been created by peeping into windows.
Even though my peeping occurs only in public spaces, it still feels somewhat illicit – and, I must admit, rather thrilling – to peek inside empty places. There is that extra frission of excitement that comes from doing something that feels slightly forbidden.
I have learned that the magic only occurs by getting close, by committing to it 100%. Getting right up to the glass with my lens – it’s that closeness that creates the mysterious “in-and-out” combination that is the window peeping trademark. Simply walking by the window isn’t enough – you can’t judge the possibilities or discover the revelations behind the glass from a distance.
No, peeping is up-close-and-personal.
Many times, the act of peeping reveals nothing of interest – but oh, when it does – you feel like you’ve hit the photographic jackpot.
Are you a window peeper?