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As the old saying goes, the eyes are the windows to the soul. Aptly, the word ‘window’ originates from the Old Norse ‘vindauga’, from ‘vindr - wind’ and ‘auga - eye’, i.e. wind eye. Windows are our eyes on the world when we are spending time indoors, and, given the state of our climate around the world, that’s something we’ll be doing a lot more of in the future, when it’ll be either too hot, too cold, too wet, too dry, or too - windy.

“But soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the east.....”   Actually it’s better if it’s the north. North window light has always been considered the optimum studio lighting for both painters and photographers. When I built a small studio at my farm all the windows faced due south and get sunshine pouring in during the morning, but by covering them with frames containing tracing paper, as in the photograph above, it turns into a nice simulation of north light. Windows have made appearances in many of my photographs, sometimes in supporting roles and sometimes, as in the 12 images in this gallery, as the leading actors.