Gail Albert Halaban: the urban voyeur

The American photographer peers inside the windows of Paris apartments in her intriguing collection of urban landscape images.

April 22, 2015

"What we can see out in the sunlight is always less interesting than what we can perceive taking place behind a pane of window glass."

Taken from Charles Baudelaire's poem Windows, the above quote may be an old one, but it sums up perfectly why Gail Albert Halaban's artwork is so captivating.

The American photographer produced this intriguing set of images of beautiful Parisian cityscapes shot from inside inside one property and looking into another, offering a tantalising glance into the private lives of the French capital's residents - both at their most mundane and their most intimate.

Of course, to actually peer into people's windows without consent isn't strictly legal, so all of these photographs have been carefully co-ordinated with those in shot giving their consent and working with their neighbours to help create Halaban's vision.

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