A culmination of 18 months of research and work, this project examines and explores the rapid rise of surveillance in modern society. The photographs were taken at an international airport where the scenes unfolded naturally. The people in the photographs were unaware that they were being photographed. The camera was set up from a CCTV perspective, high above the subjects. The shutter was only released when a person entered the frame. My intention was to open an essential dialogue and to highlight the fact that CCTV can sometimes create and even breed suspicion within society, making ordinary moments appear somehow sinister. We tend to attach guilt and suspicion to surveillance imagery or images taken from this perspective. I’m interested to see how the viewer interprets these images and how they may even question their own judgement when doing so.
Photographic exhibition supported by audio notes of observations at the airport as well as video of actual CCTV footage collected from clips from various sources.