Interactive Photo Walk Window
16 May 2011
After taking a photo walk I usually end up with a ton of photos that I am not sure what to do with. Do I post them online? Do I just let them sit on my hard drive? Do I print them out? The following project might help you and others enjoy your photographs in an interactive way.
Things You Will Need
1. Photo prints
2. Adhesive Photo Corners
3. An old window
4. Hanging hooks (optional)
1. Go take pictures and get them printed.
2. Sort out your stack of photos and find the ones you like the best. You may discover there are particular themes that develop as you look over your photos (e.g., a lot of squares, the color green, reflective surfaces)
3. Layout how you want the photos to be displayed on the window. In my example, there are vertical and horizontal rows, but you can put the photos any way you like
4. Use the photo corners to attach the photos to the window. Remember, to help protect the photos put them on the backside of the glass (i.e., the printed side is behind the glass)
5. To display the end result you can lean it up against a wall or add a hanging hook to hang it on a wall.
The Interactive Part
Now that the photo corners are in place on the window you can swap out the photos any way you like. Remember those themes you noticed before while sorting the photos? You can now interchange the photos to display new themes. Mix them up once a week or once a month or on special occasions. This is an especially good project for children to learn about how images can be connected and help enhance their power of observation.
Tips and Other Ideas
+ Do the project with a friend or trade photos with a friend
+ Old windows can sometimes be found at resale shops that specialize in selling discarded building materials
+ Having a box to store extra photos for switch out later. This helps keep things organized
+ Consider doing a photo walk in each season and change the photos seasonally
+ Use different sized prints for your window (e.g., 5x7s and 4x6s)