Szarkorwski states that mirrors and windows are metaphorically represented as in things we see in and how feel about it. For example, a photograph can be seen as a window as it acts like a portal to the exterior world which is the reality and that you get to explore what’s it out there. While mirrors, a type of romantic expression that shows one’s reflective emotions; an implanted emotion that the photographer created to let viewers see what he wanted them to see and feel.
Crewdson’s photograph is shown as a mirror, the type of emotion is being manipulated; setting, and actors are chosen and placed in way to create the type of atmosphere and one’s desire emotion. Like the daughter who is emotionally ashamed because she’s shown standing outside at night, alone, wearing almost nothing but her underclothes, and her mom is shocked by her as one her shopping bags is on the ground. The photo is in color, has a high contrast, and sharp overall to emphasize one’s moment or a scene.
Winogrand’s photograph is shown as a window, a realistic place that is not in any way fabricated. The photo does not have a lot of shadows since it has low contrast and diffused lighting. Also, it’s shown like a recorded documentary of a real event that is happening in the world. Unlike Crewdson’s photo, Winogrand tells the story of a real life family who isolated themselves away from the community to be in a sub-urban place.