Gail Albert Halaban‘s photography series ‘Out My Window’ takes that most interesting of occupations, voyeurism, and turns it into a work of art. We all know what it’s like. We all secretly love it. Looking into other peoples private spaces; peeking, seeing what they’re like behind closed doors. Well, in this case Halaban did exactly that. She took photographs of her neighbours. Creepy? Well not as weird as you might think. She got their permission first. In other words the place maybe real, the subjects real too but the context staged.
Albert Halaban says:
The residents are collaborators and their apartments are lit specifically to make these pictures, which explore a defining urban experience: becoming secretly familiar with the neighbors’ most intimate moments.
The process of creating the series was really a community project, a performance in which people who previously had no contact with each other came to know one another through the project. An intersting reversal of the reality in which you’re looking at.
Via My Modern Met
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