I have been working on several projects dealing with photography without permission. Each project has led to the next, and when I realized I was being photographed while making pictures, I pointed my camera at the cameras pointed at me, documenting their ubiquitous presence.
For the photographs of "WatchingYou" I use a cellphone to photograph the surveillance cameras that hide in plain sight. When they blend into the walls, disappear into the architecture, or become part of the decor, I make these pictures so we see them, always watching us.
The surveillance state has invaded our streets and our homes. We are so accustomed to having cameras around that we often don’t notice them anymore. But who is taking our picture? Do we care? These cameras may look innocuous. Are they?