In the late 1990’s I slipped anonymously into a job in the surveillance department at one of the largest casinos in the world.
There I found myself with over 800 cameras at my fingertips, and at the push of a button, the option to print a frame seen on the monitor before me while searching remotely for human indiscretions.
I became Photographer X.
(created for projection at LOOKbetween 2014, part of the LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph and as seen in the Portfolio section of the February 2014 issue of Harper’s Magazine)
Medium: infused ink on metal printed digitally from scans of original thermal paper prints direct from CCTV video feeds.
For more images from my time in the casino industry please see the portfolio "Mr. Lucky" (http://bit.ly/17otLvg). To read part of an interview I gave using an alias about being a surveillance officer for the Random House publication "Gig: Americans Talk About Their Jobs" published in 2000 visit here: http://bit.ly/17VuiIf
Soundtrack: "Act Naturally" by The Broken Prayers.