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In the frame

I’ve photographed windows in about 100 cities so far. My first pictures were of my hometown of Évora in Portugal, but the project really began when I moved to the Italian Alps during my degree and noticed, exploring Trento and Venice, how different their windows were. By 2015 I had completed 12 sets, and it’s grown from there. I’ve focused on Europe, visiting cities from Brussels to Bucharest, but eventually I’d like to represent all the countries in the world – it’ll be a long project! I might shoot as many as 600 windows in a city – I enjoy looking at the small details that often go unnoticed. When you put them all together, you get another angle on a place. Windows can reveal a lot about a city’s geography, cultural influences and heritage – from Art Nouveau in Barcelona and the Portuguese tile industry in Lisbon to the 40°C summers of Évora, whose all-white façades keep houses cool. Paying close attention to architecture, I’ve also become more observant of life in general. I explore places in a different way, taking time to stop, be still and look around me – something I never did before. It’s a richer way to experience the world.

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