Photographer Mark Meyer lives in a century-old cabin in the Alaskan forest. Every morning he wakes up and the first thing he sees is his enormous window, which he photographs inmediatly. With the changing of the seasons and the weather, every day the window acquires new shapes and patterns to frame the world. Sometimes it is covered in ice crystals (like the ones formed on air-plane windows at great heights) and the picture becomes a composition made of fractal stars. On other occasions only the silhouettes of trees are visible through the mist. Sometimes raindrops can be seen trickling down the glass –– an image that brings to mind the lovely Dickensian quote:

I had seen the damp lying on the outside of my little window, as if some goblin had been crying there all night, and using the window for a pocket-handkerchief.

An Alaska Window is a series of minimalist photographs that become metaphors for the world. The series conveys the idea that in every single thing are all things, if one only pays enough attention. Meyer says:

It has gradually turned into a minimalist personal project that’s become a reminder to myself that even the simplest things are interesting if you pay attention. I’ve found it to be good way to start each day, an exercise in seeing and visually exploring a single subject and noticing how it gradually changes over time.

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Photographer Mark Meyer lives in a century-old cabin in the Alaskan forest. Every morning he wakes up and the first thing he sees is his enormous window, which he photographs inmediatly. With the changing of the seasons and the weather, every day the window acquires new shapes and patterns to frame the world. Sometimes it is covered in ice crystals (like the ones formed on air-plane windows at great heights) and the picture becomes a composition made of fractal stars. On other occasions only the silhouettes of trees are visible through the mist. Sometimes raindrops can be seen trickling down the glass –– an image that brings to mind the lovely Dickensian quote:

I had seen the damp lying on the outside of my little window, as if some goblin had been crying there all night, and using the window for a pocket-handkerchief.

An Alaska Window is a series of minimalist photographs that become metaphors for the world. The series conveys the idea that in every single thing are all things, if one only pays enough attention. Meyer says:

It has gradually turned into a minimalist personal project that’s become a reminder to myself that even the simplest things are interesting if you pay attention. I’ve found it to be good way to start each day, an exercise in seeing and visually exploring a single subject and noticing how it gradually changes over time.

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