By Erik Crouch
Michael Wolf’s photography has graced the pages (screens?) of Shanghaiist before: his Living in a Box series captured the cramped lives of Hong Kong’s micro-apartment owners, and The Real Toy Story featured China’s factory workers posing alongside their products. His latest work, Window Watching, is a bit different. Instead of the subjects posing in their homes or with their toys, they aren’t really posing at all. In fact, they aren’t really aware that they are being photographed. In their homes. By someone pointing a zoom-lens at their window.
Whether Window Watching is genius or voyeur (or both) is up for debate, but the images are certainly worth a look. Photo release forms be damned.
Images via Michael Wolf Photography