Three middle aged people looking and greeting people out of their open window
Candid Portraits of people standing inside Window Frames and looking out of their homes during the Rosenmontags Carnival Parade in Aachen, Germany

Every public street parade has spectators. While a lot of people take part shouting, drinking and dancing on the streets a few choose to stay inside and enjoy party with the comfort and safety of their own private homes. While standing in their windows they are always surrounded by a specific window frame. I thought this would be a nice opportunity to shoot some candid portraits. I grabbed my 70-300mm zoom lens and went out to shoot a couple of distinctively framed candid portraits during the Rosenmontags Carnival Parade in Aachen, Germany.

While looking at my collection of candid portraits in window frames i have noticed three distinctive groups among the participants:

1 – Those who are costumed participate with open windows

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Boy shouting “Alaaff” for sweets in a hungry looking window
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Captain and crew in the outlook window
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Muscleman and friends squeezing in the window frame
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Greetings from above
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Skepic look behind the bricks
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Costumed or regular wear each have its corner

2 – A minority of people without costumes open their windows too

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Bored looking overheated couple looking from the distance

2 – The majority of people without costumes are likely to stay behind closed windows.

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Curious kids watching with interest behind the window
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Woman with headscarf observing the Carnival safely behind glass and bricks
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Side glancing behind the curtain
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Young woman contemplating behind their window

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