Whenever I am riding in the backseat of my boyfriend’s motorcycle as we roam through the city’s highway, which is located extremely close to old Hong Kong apartments, I catch glimpses of different happenings behind the screen like windows. At times, a dining table is situated right in the middle, and I can see people walking over for a meal; and at other times, it is a bedroom, and a bunk bed is located right next to the window, literally cutting the sunlight in half as it passes through the glass. These little entrances to other people’s private lives are very interesting, and the idea has been heavily explored by different artists in different eras in time.
The Windows of New York project was started by Jose Guizar from the changes that he has seen in the city. His collection of windows records a different side to the city, which pulls one away from the “never-ending buzz of the streets” in New York, in a more intimate and story-filled journey. Not to mention, the project “is part an ode to architecture and part a self-challenge to never stop looking up.”