Richard Long is a landscape artist, but rather than travelling to or through a location he produces sculptures, poems and paintings during the journey that record what he experienced or work he produced
a building, as a prison, hospital, library, or the like,
so arranged that all parts of the interior are visible from a single point.
Jeremy Bentham’s Panopticon prison idea first came in 1791. The idea went now
further: the whole urban space is under surveillance by various CCTV systems.
Since the IRA bombing campaign in the City of London during the 90’s, the
square mile have been surrounded by a cordon of CCTV cameras, known as the Ring
of Steel, able to check all the vehicles and pedestrians that are entering and
exiting the City.
I started photographing CCTV cameras as a reaction against the fact that I
couldn’t relax anymore practising my street photography around the City of
London without being constantly questioned by security guys and police officers
Arnau Oriol - conceptual street photography looking at CCTV cameras