‘I never talk to them… I don’t ask their permission. I don’t pay them… And eventually…I got into trouble’
– Philip-Lorca DiCorcia
I’ve been thinking about surveillance a lot recently.
Philip-Lorca DiCorcia leans on the ubiquity of CCTV to exempt him of guilt for taking portraits without the subjects’ knowledge. It’s a fair point; he worked in public space. Below he talks about his Heads series.