“WindowProject” was not born as a cohesive body of work. In fact, it surfaced from an editing process (meaning carefully selecting photographs and sequencing them) at the MFA program I am currently attending.
I have always been drawn to windows, and what they represent in the collective imagination, both metaphorically and literally. I started to shoot them a few years ago, when I traveled. They are shot in many places, not the same, consistent one. In fact it is not relevant to me to give spacial homogeneity (meaning one physical space) to the viewer, as much as showing how the places are connected by a common feeling.
This project wants to highlight how details establish a sense of place and a sense of belonging. Being a foreigner in the United States, I lose all points of reference. In this case, windows are the common thread between Italy, my home country, and the United States, the place I currently live in. The lace of the curtains, the condensation on the glass, the atmosphere itself, are universal elements, that can be easily recognized and referenced. This creates a conversation, which is part of what photography is to me.