11/01/2012 10:46 am ET

'Out Of My Window': Gail Albert Halaban's New Book Contains Poignant Voyeuristic Images Of People's Lives

The life of a city is revealed through its windows. All human life is there, and a poetic slice of it has been captured by Gail Albert Halaban's ever-observant camera. Her photos in Out Of My Window (powerHouse Books, $50) are revelatory and yet somehow melancholy as the figures appear silent, and often alone.

In a week where the lights went off in skyscrapers all over Manhattan, and people either left or sat, candlelit, in their apartments, these images have an increased poignancy.

Hit 'Full Screen' in the top right of the slideshow for the full effect.

Out of My Window by Gail Albert Halaban

All photos taken out of From Out My Window by Gail Albert Halaban, published by powerHouse Books