Walking home after my trip to Regent’s Park earlier this week I noticed this CCTV camera which really jumped out at me. I think the fact it was on a building that was full of panes of glass was what did it, and I quite liked the reflection I could see in the glass. I shot a few handheld brackets stood from directly beneath it and like the end result.
In a world that is now full of CCTV I think it’s easy just to accept that they are there and ignore them, and in many ways it’s good that they are unobtrusive. I feel so, anyway, but I know many people disagree and don’t feel they are of any real benefit to society and certainly don’t deter crime. I think they work though…and they have certainly thwarted me on several Urbex trips, so someone is watching them and acting on any behaviour deemed suspicious. I’m just glad there was no security at this building because they would ask why I’m taking photos of their security cameras, and the only valid response I have is ‘because it’s there’.
The title of the post is taken from this Banksy image which I thought was quite fitting for this shot. Let’s face it, it was going to be this or something relating to Big Brother and 1984.