As long as we've had these windows, pedestrians have wondered what on earth it is that we do. We wanted to play that up but still interact with the community. Store front windows are usually a one way experience. You look in. You see the display. You walk on. We wanted to make our windows a two way conversation. When you check yourself out in the mirror, could the mirror check you out as well?
You Were Here uses two cameras controlled by a laptop. The first camera uses a motion sensing program to know when someone's in front of the window that has been treated with a two way mirror material. This in turn triggers a flash and DSLR camera. Every morning we comb through the previous day's crop of photos, and select the most interesting to post here. And some we print out to display in the opposite window. We’re adding to it every day.
It feels sort of like going fishing. We never know what we’re going to get every time we pull up the line. We invite you to come by and show us what you got.