IN:URL 2010

Synopsis:

An observation of a flaw, or a loop -hole in a system in the form of a Google-hack:
the in:url script brings up masses of public and non-public web-cameras due to the similarity of a factory-set file-name extension.

Interestingly, the majority of cameras I have viewed regardless of time of viewing seem to be largely devoid of human life and I find it intriguing that cumulatively, as a surveillance oriented society, we have 'angled our cameras' ,literally and metaphorically to these spaces.

An image chosen from the collection was then sent to a Chinese painting factory, to be re-produced. This painting sits alongside a print of the original still image.

A selection from the collection was published in the international photography magazine SMBH as photographs 'by' Scot Cotterell.

Original still captured from webcam
: Original still captured from webcam

published output of still as photog
: published output of still as photog

published output
: published output

factory painted version of still
: factory painted version of still