About the Book
We all spend time at the window, our source of light and air when inside, and our vista to the world outside: the street, the trees, and the sky. And what of that windowsill, that all-important shelf? What do we have there, what rests there? Our small possessions, objects placed randomly or with deliberation, our personal still lifes: the fresh new bouquet in the small vase, the old, dry, fragile flowers, a ceramic leopard, a Oaxacan pot. These images are fragments of a recurring interest of mine.
Larry Siegel’s career has included important stints as a teacher, curator, and gallery director in New York and abroad. He has had shows in the U.S., Canada, France, Italy, Mexico, and Spain, and his photographs are owned by the New York Public Library, the Museum of Modern Art, the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, the Galerie Fiolet in Amsterdam, and many private collectors. Currently he divides his time between photographing, teaching, and writing.