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Hiding in Public – photo documentary project

by Sayraphim on October 11, 2012

Hiding in Public was a quick response work looking at the increasing amount of CCTV cameras in public spaces in Melbourne and investigating how you can still find privacy in public. All taken in Melbourne Central shopping complex, I attempted to photograph myself in spots, which were not covered by CCTV cameras.

Oddly enough, the actions of crawling into spaces and holding my phone at arms length to photograph myself in places CCTV cameras couldn’t see me, made me much more conspicuous by my actions to those around me, so that photographing myself hiding from the cameras made me very visible to the people around me.

It seems you can’t hide from all the people, all the time.

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