Profiling

We live in the society of pervasive surveillance, where CCTV records every move we make. It is used like a Panopticon to watch us; to let us know we are being watched; to make ever watchful of everything we do. Surveillance is perhaps necessary today, but what about the erosion of our privacy - what does that do? The CCTV imagery is arguably trustworthy evidence, as it have to be interpreted by a human being, by a person, and the interpretation is the most powerful of photographic manipulations. By simply marking part of the photograph, we can create a terrorist, a pedophile or a prostitute. But is it the scenes showed by Lukasz are real? Maybe they are just ordinary people, the man going to the airport, a father picking up his daughter from school, a woman putting her mobile phone into her pocket. Constructed reality; subjects taken out from they mundane life are more ambiguous; harder to interpreted; to decide what is real.