As to why it's so common—I've never thought of it as especially common, but I try not to think about that too much. I don't think it's unique either to shoot a foggy window, but there are so many images out there these days, that if I think too much about what's being done, it's hard not to psych yourself out about the purpose of your own work. I know these kinds of pictures have been taken before, so I can only hope to build on that and add something new to the discussion. From a formal standpoint, there's an inherent beauty to pictures made in bad weather—the colors, light and textures can all be very seductive for a photographer. While not ignoring them, this particular project is about things beyond those formal aspects.