Portuguese photographer André Vincente Gonçalves has travelled extensively throughout his career, and captured countless photographs of windows along the way. Windows of the World is his series of compositions, capturing the charming identity of each city in the beautiful details of its windows.
“Windows are considered a vital element of every building – said Andrè – not only to bring it to life but also to give some vitality and personality to it. I find it amusing that a small piece of glass between the interior and exterior of a house gives us the feeling of security and also the way that the house owners can be identified by their choices on their concept of beauty and architecture of the windows, some very flashy and opulent and others very humble”.
“In the process of choosing the photographs of the windows I normally don’t pick the most beautiful ones, some are very unique and don’t fit well with others, I try to give to each city or region it’s singularity and identity, and so, it gives us a glimpse into their history and culture. It’s a big evolution from the earliest windows that were only a hole in the wall”.
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