The Light Came Through the Window

A speck of sunlight coming in through the window caught my attention on a cold winter morning and intrigued me by its shape. The next few hours and the next morning were spent exploring the shapes and patterns that morning light coming in through windows made at different places in and around the living room, and photographing them. The thought of photographing ‘light’ seemed to be a very simple or basic idea so to keep the whole exercise simple, a pocket digital compact camera was used for the shoot. Colour wasn’t playing a significant part in the images so they were converted to black and white during post-processing.

This turned out to be one of the most enjoyable photo shoots I’ve indulged in and one I could do in my pajamas! The name of the series was inspired by lyrics of the song Love Itself by Leonard Cohen. These photographs are available as affordable prints on archival paper.

Streaks of sunlight falling at different levels on a folded curtain

Top view of sunlight from a window falling on stairs

Angular streaks of light from a window falling on a striped table cloth

Patches of morning light falling on a bathroom tile

Light streaks and shade from a window falling on scratched floor

Abstract image of patches of morning light falling on bathroom tiles

Soft morning sunlight from a window falling on a bed and highlighting the floral design of the bedcover

Abstract photograph of blocks of sunlight from a window falling on a balcony wall

Thin streak of morning light falling on a dark carpet and continuing on textured floor tiles

Sunlight from a window falling on textured floor tiles and a wall

Close-up of light coming in from a meshed window falling on a room curtain

Close-up of a streak of sunlight falling on the floor, right beside the leg of a cane chair

1 comment
  1. Makarand Vidwans, Nashik said:

    Fantastic.

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