"the ubiquitous observation camera"

Photography Menno Aden uses a camera mounted in area of the light socket in a room and shoots the layout from above revealing the spaces we inhabit from an unusual angle:
"The resulting images lay out space in symmetrical compositions that look like assemblages stripped off any kind of objectivity. The views into private homes and secret retreats bring up associations of the ubiquitous observation camera. The notion of surveillance is systematically played out by the artist to hint at society’s voyeuristic urge that popular culture has made mainstream."
The results also aren't unlike the final moments of Taxi Driver, albeit without the murderous implications.

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