Photo ID (2009)
The images presented here seek to act as a reflexive process by allowing the viewer to imagine their own affinity with the processes of photography based collection, production and storage. In the age of total CCTV coverage and mass accumulation of personal information, anonymity is traded for alleged security benefits and promises of safety and protection, largely through surveillance by the State. Science is implicit in this act. The processes of capture, reproduction and copy are inseparable from photographic rituals that record the minutiae of millions of identities. In this work the tensions between individual identity and data processing are observed but never resolved.