by Thomas Michael Gillaspy

I took these twelve photographs in various cities stretching from Portland, Oregon to Minneapolis, Minnesota. All the photographs include windows, which have always fascinated me because they simultaneously function as a means of viewing the outside world and a way of looking within. I’m also interested in the way windows signify boundaries between private and public space. Most of these windows also reflect the decay that occurs in neglected neighborhoods and the effect of that decay upon their inhabitants. I suspect that many interesting lives and stories have existed behind these windows.

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Thomas Michael Gillaspy







Thomas Gillaspy is a Northern California photographer with an interest in urban minimalism. His photography has been featured in numerous magazines including the literary journals Compose, Portland Review, and Brooklyn Review. Further information and additional examples of his work are available at  and


SLAG GLASS CITY • Volume 3 • April 2017
All images by Thomas Michael Gillaspy.