The Signs Of Life: Photographer Documents The Things People Leave In Their Windows
“It all began with two porcelain parakeets on the windowsill of the house next door,” recalls photographer Daniel Zakharov about the first time that objects in strangers’ windows drew his attention and inspired him to start a photo series. For “The Signs of Life,” Zakharov collected dozens of curious scenes seen in peoples’ windows, including sculptures, skeletons, toys, and even real pets.
“These ‘signs of life’ provided very personal information about other people’s lives and the worlds unknown to me,” explains the photographer. “And still, the most important part of those lives remained hidden. Today, when our lives are formed by social networks and you can learn anything you want to know about any one by a mere movement of your finger, I welcome mystery as something wonderful.”