• Photographer
    Austin Irving, United States
  • Prize
    Silver Winner in Architecture/Interiors

WINDOWS is a large format analog photographic study of the daylight that filters into rooms where curtains are pulled closed, blinds are drawn down, and shutters are locked into place. With exposures ranging from 8 min to 1 hour, Irving transforms commonplace windows into ethereal objects in a false night: trompe l'oeil light sources floating on walls too dark to see. Irving asks us to take a closer look at what is essentially a framework with panes of glass covered with opaque materials, urging us to consider fenestration as more than a functional architectural addition to an interior.