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Kurt Caviezel, AMERICAN SELFIES Series: #americans #surveillance #cctv The work of AMERICAN SELFIES is, in the proper sense, a big report about the USA - photographed by means of publicly accessible surveillance cameras via the internet, taken at my place of work in Zurich. Billboards line the path along the American highways. Advertising is displayed as well as local, regional and national information. The cameras I access for this work have the purpose of monitoring the functionality of the billboards. For this they were fixed on long iron poles, which are mounted to the billboards, in order to allow a view from the distance of a few meters. In the pictures you can see the billboards but also the sceneries, landscapes, cities surrounding them. A current image of the USA, perhaps reminiscent of a road movie in the sequence of pictures. The cameras, mounted on the tips of the iron poles, are looking at the USA from an elevated position. The irone poles are included in the picture and reminiscent of our selfie-sticks. The title AMERICAN SELFIES is almost obligatory in this habitus or arrangement. The country depicts itself in this way, producing selfies automatically and continuously. If you want to understand a country, you have to look at its advertising. It reflects the demands and offers, current longings and needs, the psychology, the constituent common archetypes. Relationships between state and citizens, social structures, self-understandings and taboos as well as communication practices are manifested. In short: The current state of the USA can be seen in this report. © Kurt Caviezel; all rights reserved #report #usa #cctvcamera #monitoring #selfie #selfiestick #centemporaryphotography #kurtcaviezel #landscape #americanlandscape #advertising #bigdata #newphotography #postphotography #art #lunch #lunchshow
THE USERS A web image search for the term „user“ returns icons only – graphic symbols. The user does not exist, at least not in pictures. Considering the ubiquity of this notion this seems paradoxical. Whenever there is mention of the internet, the user is not far. Who, then, is this user? Of course he does exist. As an individual, he is showing himself in the net with the aid of private webcams. And there he can also be photographed. Private webcams presumably serve some kind of communication and self-assurance. Ideally, they are immersed, after some time, in the user’s daily life. Then, the protagonist behaves towards the camera just like towards a low-maintenance – while possibly somewhat neurotic – pet. The medium within which the users show themselves at the same time is also the one through which they can be depicted. In order to get to them and report on them, one has to look through the medium. In doing so one gets very close to them. Using their webcams, I was on location. This is the only way I was able to shoot these pictures. As a real person with a real camera – as a photographer – I would never have gotten there. This way, “THE USERS” pushes into spheres that thus far have not been explored by photography. The web is – also – a big camera. © Kurt Caviezel; all rights reserved #user #portrait #privacy #report #selfie #surveillance #cctv #cctvcamera #monitoring #apparatus #programm #art #kurtcaviezel #bigdata #webcam #netcam #surveillancecam #contemporaryphotography #photography #yawning #choir
Kurt Caviezel, AMERICAN SELFIES Series: #americans #surveillance #cctv The work of AMERICAN SELFIES is, in the proper sense, a big report about the USA - photographed by means of publicly accessible surveillance cameras via the internet, taken at my place of work in Zurich. Billboards line the path along the American highways. Advertising is displayed as well as local, regional and national information. The cameras I access for this work have the purpose of monitoring the functionality of the billboards. For this they were fixed on long iron poles, which are mounted to the billboards, in order to allow a view from the distance of a few meters. In the pictures you can see the billboards but also the sceneries, landscapes, cities surrounding them. A current image of the USA, perhaps reminiscent of a road movie in the sequence of pictures. The cameras, mounted on the tips of the iron poles, are looking at the USA from an elevated position. The irone poles are included in the picture and reminiscent of our selfie-sticks. The title AMERICAN SELFIES is almost obligatory in this habitus or arrangement. The country depicts itself in this way, producing selfies automatically and continuously. If you want to understand a country, you have to look at its advertising. It reflects the demands and offers, current longings and needs, the psychology, the constituent common archetypes. Relationships between state and citizens, social structures, self-understandings and taboos as well as communication practices are manifested. In short: The current state of the USA can be seen in this report. © Kurt Caviezel; all rights reserved #report #usa #cctvcamera #monitoring #selfie #selfiestick #centemporaryphotography #kurtcaviezel #landscape #americanlandscape #advertising #bigdata #newphotography #postphotography #art #hormones #jekillandhyde
THE USERS A web image search for the term „user“ returns icons only – graphic symbols. The user does not exist, at least not in pictures. Considering the ubiquity of this notion this seems paradoxical. Whenever there is mention of the internet, the user is not far. Who, then, is this user? Of course he does exist. As an individual, he is showing himself in the net with the aid of private webcams. And there he can also be photographed. Private webcams presumably serve some kind of communication and self-assurance. Ideally, they are immersed, after some time, in the user’s daily life. Then, the protagonist behaves towards the camera just like towards a low-maintenance – while possibly somewhat neurotic – pet. The medium within which the users show themselves at the same time is also the one through which they can be depicted. In order to get to them and report on them, one has to look through the medium. In doing so one gets very close to them. Using their webcams, I was on location. This is the only way I was able to shoot these pictures. As a real person with a real camera – as a photographer – I would never have gotten there. This way, “THE USERS” pushes into spheres that thus far have not been explored by photography. The web is – also – a big camera. © Kurt Caviezel; all rights reserved #user #portrait #privacy #report #selfie #surveillance #cctv #cctvcamera #monitoring #apparatus #programm #art #kurtcaviezel #bigdata #webcam #netcam #surveillancecam #contemporaryphotography #photography #yawning #choir
Kurt Caviezel, AMERICAN SELFIES Series: #americans #surveillance #cctv The work of AMERICAN SELFIES is, in the proper sense, a big report about the USA - photographed by means of publicly accessible surveillance cameras via the internet, taken at my place of work in Zurich. Billboards line the path along the American highways. Advertising is displayed as well as local, regional and national information. The cameras I access for this work have the purpose of monitoring the functionality of the billboards. For this they were fixed on long iron poles, which are mounted to the billboards, in order to allow a view from the distance of a few meters. In the pictures you can see the billboards but also the sceneries, landscapes, cities surrounding them. A current image of the USA, perhaps reminiscent of a road movie in the sequence of pictures. The cameras, mounted on the tips of the iron poles, are looking at the USA from an elevated position. The irone poles are included in the picture and reminiscent of our selfie-sticks. The title AMERICAN SELFIES is almost obligatory in this habitus or arrangement. The country depicts itself in this way, producing selfies automatically and continuously. If you want to understand a country, you have to look at its advertising. It reflects the demands and offers, current longings and needs, the psychology, the constituent common archetypes. Relationships between state and citizens, social structures, self-understandings and taboos as well as communication practices are manifested. In short: The current state of the USA can be seen in this report. © Kurt Caviezel; all rights reserved #report #usa #cctvcamera #monitoring #selfie #selfiestick #centemporaryphotography #kurtcaviezel #landscape #americanlandscape #advertising #bigdata #newphotography #postphotography #art #georgehwbush #georgebush #rip
THE USERS A web image search for the term „user“ returns icons only – graphic symbols. The user does not exist, at least not in pictures. Considering the ubiquity of this notion this seems paradoxical. Whenever there is mention of the internet, the user is not far. Who, then, is this user? Of course he does exist. As an individual, he is showing himself in the net with the aid of private webcams. And there he can also be photographed. Private webcams presumably serve some kind of communication and self-assurance. Ideally, they are immersed, after some time, in the user’s daily life. Then, the protagonist behaves towards the camera just like towards a low-maintenance – while possibly somewhat neurotic – pet. The medium within which the users show themselves at the same time is also the one through which they can be depicted. In order to get to them and report on them, one has to look through the medium. In doing so one gets very close to them. Using their webcams, I was on location. This is the only way I was able to shoot these pictures. As a real person with a real camera – as a photographer – I would never have gotten there. This way, “THE USERS” pushes into spheres that thus far have not been explored by photography. The web is – also – a big camera. © Kurt Caviezel; all rights reserved #user #portrait #privacy #report #selfie #surveillance #cctv #cctvcamera #monitoring #apparatus #programm #art #kurtcaviezel #bigdata #webcam #netcam #surveillancecam #contemporaryphotography #photography #yawning #choir
Kurt Caviezel, AMERICAN SELFIES Series: #americans #surveillance #cctv The work of AMERICAN SELFIES is, in the proper sense, a big report about the USA - photographed by means of publicly accessible surveillance cameras via the internet, taken at my place of work in Zurich. Billboards line the path along the American highways. Advertising is displayed as well as local, regional and national information. The cameras I access for this work have the purpose of monitoring the functionality of the billboards. For this they were fixed on long iron poles, which are mounted to the billboards, in order to allow a view from the distance of a few meters. In the pictures you can see the billboards but also the sceneries, landscapes, cities surrounding them. A current image of the USA, perhaps reminiscent of a road movie in the sequence of pictures. The cameras, mounted on the tips of the iron poles, are looking at the USA from an elevated position. The irone poles are included in the picture and reminiscent of our selfie-sticks. The title AMERICAN SELFIES is almost obligatory in this habitus or arrangement. The country depicts itself in this way, producing selfies automatically and continuously. If you want to understand a country, you have to look at its advertising. It reflects the demands and offers, current longings and needs, the psychology, the constituent common archetypes. Relationships between state and citizens, social structures, self-understandings and taboos as well as communication practices are manifested. In short: The current state of the USA can be seen in this report. © Kurt Caviezel; all rights reserved #report #usa #cctvcamera #monitoring #selfie #selfiestick #centemporaryphotography #kurtcaviezel #landscape #americanlandscape #advertising #bigdata #newphotography #postphotography #art
THE USERS A web image search for the term „user“ returns icons only – graphic symbols. The user does not exist, at least not in pictures. Considering the ubiquity of this notion this seems paradoxical. Whenever there is mention of the internet, the user is not far. Who, then, is this user? Of course he does exist. As an individual, he is showing himself in the net with the aid of private webcams. And there he can also be photographed. Private webcams presumably serve some kind of communication and self-assurance. Ideally, they are immersed, after some time, in the user’s daily life. Then, the protagonist behaves towards the camera just like towards a low-maintenance – while possibly somewhat neurotic – pet. The medium within which the users show themselves at the same time is also the one through which they can be depicted. In order to get to them and report on them, one has to look through the medium. In doing so one gets very close to them. Using their webcams, I was on location. This is the only way I was able to shoot these pictures. As a real person with a real camera – as a photographer – I would never have gotten there. This way, “THE USERS” pushes into spheres that thus far have not been explored by photography. The web is – also – a big camera. © Kurt Caviezel; all rights reserved #user #portrait #privacy #report #selfie #surveillance #cctv #cctvcamera #monitoring #apparatus #programm #art #kurtcaviezel #bigdata #webcam #netcam #surveillancecam #contemporaryphotography #photography #yawning #choir
Kurt Caviezel, AMERICAN SELFIES Series: #americans #surveillance #cctv The work of AMERICAN SELFIES is, in the proper sense, a big report about the USA - photographed by means of publicly accessible surveillance cameras via the internet, taken at my place of work in Zurich. Billboards line the path along the American highways. Advertising is displayed as well as local, regional and national information. The cameras I access for this work have the purpose of monitoring the functionality of the billboards. For this they were fixed on long iron poles, which are mounted to the billboards, in order to allow a view from the distance of a few meters. In the pictures you can see the billboards but also the sceneries, landscapes, cities surrounding them. A current image of the USA, perhaps reminiscent of a road movie in the sequence of pictures. The cameras, mounted on the tips of the iron poles, are looking at the USA from an elevated position. The irone poles are included in the picture and reminiscent of our selfie-sticks. The title AMERICAN SELFIES is almost obligatory in this habitus or arrangement. The country depicts itself in this way, producing selfies automatically and continuously. If you want to understand a country, you have to look at its advertising. It reflects the demands and offers, current longings and needs, the psychology, the constituent common archetypes. Relationships between state and citizens, social structures, self-understandings and taboos as well as communication practices are manifested. In short: The current state of the USA can be seen in this report. © Kurt Caviezel; all rights reserved #report #usa #cctvcamera #monitoring #selfie #selfiestick #centemporaryphotography #kurtcaviezel #landscape #americanlandscape #advertising #bigdata #newphotography #postphotography #art #lite #beer
THE USERS A web image search for the term „user“ returns icons only – graphic symbols. The user does not exist, at least not in pictures. Considering the ubiquity of this notion this seems paradoxical. Whenever there is mention of the internet, the user is not far. Who, then, is this user? Of course he does exist. As an individual, he is showing himself in the net with the aid of private webcams. And there he can also be photographed. Private webcams presumably serve some kind of communication and self-assurance. Ideally, they are immersed, after some time, in the user’s daily life. Then, the protagonist behaves towards the camera just like towards a low-maintenance – while possibly somewhat neurotic – pet. The medium within which the users show themselves at the same time is also the one through which they can be depicted. In order to get to them and report on them, one has to look through the medium. In doing so one gets very close to them. Using their webcams, I was on location. This is the only way I was able to shoot these pictures. As a real person with a real camera – as a photographer – I would never have gotten there. This way, “THE USERS” pushes into spheres that thus far have not been explored by photography. The web is – also – a big camera. © Kurt Caviezel; all rights reserved #user #portrait #privacy #report #selfie #surveillance #cctv #cctvcamera #monitoring #apparatus #programm #art #kurtcaviezel #bigdata #webcam #netcam #surveillancecam contemporaryphotography #photography #yawning #singing
Kurt Caviezel, AMERICAN SELFIES Series: #americans #surveillance #cctv The work of AMERICAN SELFIES is, in the proper sense, a big report about the USA - photographed by means of publicly accessible surveillance cameras via the internet, taken at my place of work in Zurich. Billboards line the path along the American highways. Advertising is displayed as well as local, regional and national information. The cameras I access for this work have the purpose of monitoring the functionality of the billboards. For this they were fixed on long iron poles, which are mounted to the billboards, in order to allow a view from the distance of a few meters. In the pictures you can see the billboards but also the sceneries, landscapes, cities surrounding them. A current image of the USA, perhaps reminiscent of a road movie in the sequence of pictures. The cameras, mounted on the tips of the iron poles, are looking at the USA from an elevated position. The irone poles are included in the picture and reminiscent of our selfie-sticks. The title AMERICAN SELFIES is almost obligatory in this habitus or arrangement. The country depicts itself in this way, producing selfies automatically and continuously. If you want to understand a country, you have to look at its advertising. It reflects the demands and offers, current longings and needs, the psychology, the constituent common archetypes. Relationships between state and citizens, social structures, self-understandings and taboos as well as communication practices are manifested. In short: The current state of the USA can be seen in this report. © Kurt Caviezel; all rights reserved #report #usa #cctvcamera #monitoring #selfie #selfiestick #centemporaryphotography #kurtcaviezel #landscape #americanlandscape #advertising #bigdata #newphotography #postphotography #art #student #gift
THE USERS A web image search for the term „user“ returns icons only – graphic symbols. The user does not exist, at least not in pictures. Considering the ubiquity of this notion this seems paradoxical. Whenever there is mention of the internet, the user is not far. Who, then, is this user? Of course he does exist. As an individual, he is showing himself in the net with the aid of private webcams. And there he can also be photographed. Private webcams presumably serve some kind of communication and self-assurance. Ideally, they are immersed, after some time, in the user’s daily life. Then, the protagonist behaves towards the camera just like towards a low-maintenance – while possibly somewhat neurotic – pet. The medium within which the users show themselves at the same time is also the one through which they can be depicted. In order to get to them and report on them, one has to look through the medium. In doing so one gets very close to them. Using their webcams, I was on location. This is the only way I was able to shoot these pictures. As a real person with a real camera – as a photographer – I would never have gotten there. This way, “THE USERS” pushes into spheres that thus far have not been explored by photography. The web is – also – a big camera. © Kurt Caviezel; all rights reserved #user #portrait #privacy #report #selfie #surveillance #cctv #cctvcamera #monitoring #apparatus #programm #art #kurtcaviezel #bigdata #webcam #netcam #surveillancecam contemporaryphotography #photography #yawning #greyhound
Kurt Caviezel, AMERICAN SELFIES Series: #americans #surveillance #cctv The work of AMERICAN SELFIES is, in the proper sense, a big report about the USA - photographed by means of publicly accessible surveillance cameras via the internet, taken at my place of work in Zurich. Billboards line the path along the American highways. Advertising is displayed as well as local, regional and national information. The cameras I access for this work have the purpose of monitoring the functionality of the billboards. For this they were fixed on long iron poles, which are mounted to the billboards, in order to allow a view from the distance of a few meters. In the pictures you can see the billboards but also the sceneries, landscapes, cities surrounding them. A current image of the USA, perhaps reminiscent of a road movie in the sequence of pictures. The cameras, mounted on the tips of the iron poles, are looking at the USA from an elevated position. The irone poles are included in the picture and reminiscent of our selfie-sticks. The title AMERICAN SELFIES is almost obligatory in this habitus or arrangement. The country depicts itself in this way, producing selfies automatically and continuously. If you want to understand a country, you have to look at its advertising. It reflects the demands and offers, current longings and needs, the psychology, the constituent common archetypes. Relationships between state and citizens, social structures, self-understandings and taboos as well as communication practices are manifested. In short: The current state of the USA can be seen in this report. © Kurt Caviezel; all rights reserved #report #usa #cctvcamera #monitoring #selfie #selfiestick #centemporaryphotography #kurtcaviezel #landscape #americanlandscape #advertising #bigdata #newphotography #postphotography #art #stopdrinking #help
THE USERS A web image search for the term „user“ returns icons only – graphic symbols. The user does not exist, at least not in pictures. Considering the ubiquity of this notion this seems paradoxical. Whenever there is mention of the internet, the user is not far. Who, then, is this user? Of course he does exist. As an individual, he is showing himself in the net with the aid of private webcams. And there he can also be photographed. Private webcams presumably serve some kind of communication and self-assurance. Ideally, they are immersed, after some time, in the user’s daily life. Then, the protagonist behaves towards the camera just like towards a low-maintenance – while possibly somewhat neurotic – pet. The medium within which the users show themselves at the same time is also the one through which they can be depicted. In order to get to them and report on them, one has to look through the medium. In doing so one gets very close to them. Using their webcams, I was on location. This is the only way I was able to shoot these pictures. As a real person with a real camera – as a photographer – I would never have gotten there. This way, “THE USERS” pushes into spheres that thus far have not been explored by photography. The web is – also – a big camera. © Kurt Caviezel; all rights reserved #user #portrait #privacy #report #selfie #surveillance #cctv #cctvcamera #monitoring #apparatus #programm #art #kurtcaviezel #bigdata #webcam #netcam #surveillancecam contemporaryphotography #photography #yawning #singing
Kurt Caviezel, AMERICAN SELFIES Series: #americans #surveillance #cctv The work of AMERICAN SELFIES is, in the proper sense, a big report about the USA - photographed by means of publicly accessible surveillance cameras via the internet, taken at my place of work in Zurich. Billboards line the path along the American highways. Advertising is displayed as well as local, regional and national information. The cameras I access for this work have the purpose of monitoring the functionality of the billboards. For this they were fixed on long iron poles, which are mounted to the billboards, in order to allow a view from the distance of a few meters. In the pictures you can see the billboards but also the sceneries, landscapes, cities surrounding them. A current image of the USA, perhaps reminiscent of a road movie in the sequence of pictures. The cameras, mounted on the tips of the iron poles, are looking at the USA from an elevated position. The irone poles are included in the picture and reminiscent of our selfie-sticks. The title AMERICAN SELFIES is almost obligatory in this habitus or arrangement. The country depicts itself in this way, producing selfies automatically and continuously. If you want to understand a country, you have to look at its advertising. It reflects the demands and offers, current longings and needs, the psychology, the constituent common archetypes. Relationships between state and citizens, social structures, self-understandings and taboos as well as communication practices are manifested. In short: The current state of the USA can be seen in this report. ゥ Kurt Caviezel; all rights reserved #report #usa #cctvcamera #monitoring #selfie #selfiestick #centemporaryphotography #kurtcaviezel #landscape #americanlandscape #advertising #bigdata #newphotography #postphotography #art #family #familysport #familytime
THE USERS A web image search for the term „user“ returns icons only – graphic symbols. The user does not exist, at least not in pictures. Considering the ubiquity of this notion this seems paradoxical. Whenever there is mention of the internet, the user is not far. Who, then, is this user? Of course he does exist. As an individual, he is showing himself in the net with the aid of private webcams. And there he can also be photographed. Private webcams presumably serve some kind of communication and self-assurance. Ideally, they are immersed, after some time, in the user’s daily life. Then, the protagonist behaves towards the camera just like towards a low-maintenance – while possibly somewhat neurotic – pet. The medium within which the users show themselves at the same time is also the one through which they can be depicted. In order to get to them and report on them, one has to look through the medium. In doing so one gets very close to them. Using their webcams, I was on location. This is the only way I was able to shoot these pictures. As a real person with a real camera – as a photographer – I would never have gotten there. This way, “THE USERS” pushes into spheres that thus far have not been explored by photography. The web is – also – a big camera. Copyright: Kurt Caviezel; all rights reserved #user #portrait #privacy #report #selfie #surveillance #cctv #cctvcamera #monitoring #apparatus #programm #art #kurtcaviezel #bigdata #webcam #netcam #surveillancecam contemporaryphotography #photography #yawning #singing
Kurt Caviezel, AMERICAN SELFIES Series: #americans #surveillance #cctv The work of AMERICAN SELFIES is, in the proper sense, a big report about the USA - photographed by means of publicly accessible surveillance cameras via the internet, taken at my place of work in Zurich. Billboards line the path along the American highways. Advertising is displayed as well as local, regional and national information. The cameras I access for this work have the purpose of monitoring the functionality of the billboards. For this they were fixed on long iron poles, which are mounted to the billboards, in order to allow a view from the distance of a few meters. In the pictures you can see the billboards but also the sceneries, landscapes, cities surrounding them. A current image of the USA, perhaps reminiscent of a road movie in the sequence of pictures. The cameras, mounted on the tips of the iron poles, are looking at the USA from an elevated position. The irone poles are included in the picture and reminiscent of our selfie-sticks. The title AMERICAN SELFIES is almost obligatory in this habitus or arrangement. The country depicts itself in this way, producing selfies automatically and continuously. If you want to understand a country, you have to look at its advertising. It reflects the demands and offers, current longings and needs, the psychology, the constituent common archetypes. Relationships between state and citizens, social structures, self-understandings and taboos as well as communication practices are manifested. In short: The current state of the USA can be seen in this report. Copyright: Kurt Caviezel; all rights reserved #report #usa #cctvcamera #monitoring #selfie #selfiestick #centemporaryphotography #kurtcaviezel #landscape #americanlandscape #advertising #bigdata #newphotography #postphotography #art #pig
THE USERS A web image search for the term „user“ returns icons only – graphic symbols. The user does not exist, at least not in pictures. Considering the ubiquity of this notion this seems paradoxical. Whenever there is mention of the internet, the user is not far. Who, then, is this user? Of course he does exist. As an individual, he is showing himself in the net with the aid of private webcams. And there he can also be photographed. Private webcams presumably serve some kind of communication and self-assurance. Ideally, they are immersed, after some time, in the user’s daily life. Then, the protagonist behaves towards the camera just like towards a low-maintenance – while possibly somewhat neurotic – pet. The medium within which the users show themselves at the same time is also the one through which they can be depicted. In order to get to them and report on them, one has to look through the medium. In doing so one gets very close to them. Using their webcams, I was on location. This is the only way I was able to shoot these pictures. As a real person with a real camera – as a photographer – I would never have gotten there. This way, “THE USERS” pushes into spheres that thus far have not been explored by photography. The web is – also – a big camera. Copyright: Kurt Caviezel; all rights reserved #user #portrait #privacy #report #selfie #surveillance #cctv #cctvcamera #monitoring #apparatus #programm #art #kurtcaviezel #bigdata #webcam #netcam #surveillancecam contemporaryphotography #photography #cup #mug #drinking
Kurt Caviezel, AMERICAN SELFIES Series: #americans #surveillance #cctv The work of AMERICAN SELFIES is, in the proper sense, a big report about the USA - photographed by means of publicly accessible surveillance cameras via the internet, taken at my place of work in Zurich. Billboards line the path along the American highways. Advertising is displayed as well as local, regional and national information. The cameras I access for this work have the purpose of monitoring the functionality of the billboards. For this they were fixed on long iron poles, which are mounted to the billboards, in order to allow a view from the distance of a few meters. In the pictures you can see the billboards but also the sceneries, landscapes, cities surrounding them. A current image of the USA, perhaps reminiscent of a road movie in the sequence of pictures. The cameras, mounted on the tips of the iron poles, are looking at the USA from an elevated position. The irone poles are included in the picture and reminiscent of our selfie-sticks. The title AMERICAN SELFIES is almost obligatory in this habitus or arrangement. The country depicts itself in this way, producing selfies automatically and continuously. If you want to understand a country, you have to look at its advertising. It reflects the demands and offers, current longings and needs, the psychology, the constituent common archetypes. Relationships between state and citizens, social structures, self-understandings and taboos as well as communication practices are manifested. In short: The current state of the USA can be seen in this report. © Kurt Caviezel; all rights reserved #report #usa #cctvcamera #monitoring #selfie #selfiestick #centemporaryphotography #kurtcaviezel #landscape #americanlandscape #advertising #bigdata #newphotography #postphotography #art #time
THE USERS A web image search for the term „user“ returns icons only – graphic symbols. The user does not exist, at least not in pictures. Considering the ubiquity of this notion this seems paradoxical. Whenever there is mention of the internet, the user is not far. Who, then, is this user? Of course he does exist. As an individual, he is showing himself in the net with the aid of private webcams. And there he can also be photographed. Private webcams presumably serve some kind of communication and self-assurance. Ideally, they are immersed, after some time, in the user’s daily life. Then, the protagonist behaves towards the camera just like towards a low-maintenance – while possibly somewhat neurotic – pet. The medium within which the users show themselves at the same time is also the one through which they can be depicted. In order to get to them and report on them, one has to look through the medium. In doing so one gets very close to them. Using their webcams, I was on location. This is the only way I was able to shoot these pictures. As a real person with a real camera – as a photographer – I would never have gotten there. This way, “THE USERS” pushes into spheres that thus far have not been explored by photography. The web is – also – a big camera. © Kurt Caviezel; all rights reserved #user #portrait #privacy #report #selfie #surveillance #cctv #cctvcamera #monitoring #apparatus #programm #art #kurtcaviezel #bigdata #webcam #netcam #surveillancecam contemporaryphotography #photography #cup #mug #drinking
Kurt Caviezel, AMERICAN SELFIES series: #americans #surveillance #cctv The work of AMERICAN SELFIES is a ongoing report about the USA - photographed by means of publicly accessible surveillance cameras via the internet, taken at my place of work in Zurich. Billboards line the path along the American highways. Advertising is displayed as well as local, regional and national information. The cameras I access for this work have the purpose of monitoring the functionality of the billboards. For this they were fixed on long iron poles, which are mounted to the billboards, in order to allow a view from the distance of a few meters. In the pictures you can see the billboards but also the sceneries, landscapes, cities surrounding them. A current image of the USA, perhaps reminiscent of a road movie in the sequence of pictures. The cameras, mounted on the tips of the iron poles, are looking at the USA from an elevated position. The irone poles are included in the picture and reminiscent of our selfie-sticks. The title AMERICAN SELFIES is almost obligatory in this habitus or arrangement. The country depicts itself in this way, producing selfies automatically and continuously. If you want to understand a country, you have to look at its advertising. It reflects the demands and offers, current longings and needs, the psychology, the constituent common archetypes. Relationships between state and citizens, social structures, self-understandings and taboos as well as communication practices are manifested. In short: The current state of the USA can be seen in this report. ©ᴀʟʟ ʀɪɢʜᴛs ʀᴇsᴇʀᴠᴇᴅ #report #usa #cctvcamera #monitoring #selfie #selfiestick #contemporaryphotography #kurtcaviezel #americanselfies #america #landscape #americanlandscape #advertising #bigdata #newphotography #photography #postphotography #billboards #postphotography #animals #fish #truck #fishtruck
THE USERS A web image search for the term „user“ returns icons only – graphic symbols. The user does not exist, at least not in pictures. Considering the ubiquity of this notion this seems paradoxical. Whenever there is mention of the internet, the user is not far. Who, then, is this user? Of course he does exist. As an individual, he is showing himself in the net with the aid of private webcams. And there he can also be photographed. Private webcams presumably serve some kind of communication and self-assurance. Ideally, they are immersed, after some time, in the user’s daily life. Then, the protagonist behaves towards the camera just like towards a low-maintenance – while possibly somewhat neurotic – pet. The medium within which the users show themselves at the same time is also the one through which they can be depicted. In order to get to them and report on them, one has to look through the medium. In doing so one gets very close to them. Using their webcams, I was on location. This is the only way I was able to shoot these pictures. As a real person with a real camera – as a photographer – I would never have gotten there. This way, “THE USERS” pushes into spheres that thus far have not been explored by photography. The web is – also – a big camera. © Kurt Caviezel; all rights reserved #user #portrait #privacy #report #selfie #surveillance #cctv #cctvcamera #monitoring #apparatus #programm #art #kurtcaviezel #bigdata #webcam #netcam #camera #surveillancecam #contemporaryphotography #photography #cup #mug #drinking
Kurt Caviezel, AMERICAN SELFIES series: #americans #surveillance #cctv The work of AMERICAN SELFIES is a ongoing report about the USA - photographed by means of publicly accessible surveillance cameras via the internet, taken at my place of work in Zurich. Billboards line the path along the American highways. Advertising is displayed as well as local, regional and national information. The cameras I access for this work have the purpose of monitoring the functionality of the billboards. For this they were fixed on long iron poles, which are mounted to the billboards, in order to allow a view from the distance of a few meters. In the pictures you can see the billboards but also the sceneries, landscapes, cities surrounding them. A current image of the USA, perhaps reminiscent of a road movie in the sequence of pictures. The cameras, mounted on the tips of the iron poles, are looking at the USA from an elevated position. The irone poles are included in the picture and reminiscent of our selfie-sticks. The title AMERICAN SELFIES is almost obligatory in this habitus or arrangement. The country depicts itself in this way, producing selfies automatically and continuously. If you want to understand a country, you have to look at its advertising. It reflects the demands and offers, current longings and needs, the psychology, the constituent common archetypes. Relationships between state and citizens, social structures, self-understandings and taboos as well as communication practices are manifested. In short: The current state of the USA can be seen in this report. ©ᴀʟʟ ʀɪɢʜᴛs ʀᴇsᴇʀᴠᴇᴅ #report #usa #cctvcamera #monitoring #selfie #selfiestick #contemporaryphotography #kurtcaviezel #americanselfies #america #landscape #americanlandscape #advertising #bigdata #newphotography #photography #postphotography #billboards #postphotography #pet #adobtapet #overpopulation #animals
THE USERS A web image search for the term „user“ returns icons only – graphic symbols. The user does not exist, at least not in pictures. Considering the ubiquity of this notion this seems paradoxical. Whenever there is mention of the internet, the user is not far. Who, then, is this user? Of course he does exist. As an individual, he is showing himself in the net with the aid of private webcams. And there he can also be photographed. Private webcams presumably serve some kind of communication and self-assurance. Ideally, they are immersed, after some time, in the user’s daily life. Then, the protagonist behaves towards the camera just like towards a low-maintenance – while possibly somewhat neurotic – pet. The medium within which the users show themselves at the same time is also the one through which they can be depicted. In order to get to them and report on them, one has to look through the medium. In doing so one gets very close to them. Using their webcams, I was on location. This is the only way I was able to shoot these pictures. As a real person with a real camera – as a photographer – I would never have gotten there. This way, “THE USERS” pushes into spheres that thus far have not been explored by photography. The web is – also – a big camera. © Kurt Caviezel; all rights reserved #user #portrait #privacy #report #selfie #surveillance #cctv #cctvcamera #monitoring #apparatus #programm #art #kurtcaviezel #bigdata #webcam #netcam #camera #surveillancecam #contemporaryphotography #photography #cup #mug #drinking
Kurt Caviezel, AMERICAN SELFIES series: #americans #surveillance #cctv The work of AMERICAN SELFIES is a ongoing report about the USA - photographed by means of publicly accessible surveillance cameras via the internet, taken at my place of work in Zurich. Billboards line the path along the American highways. Advertising is displayed as well as local, regional and national information. The cameras I access for this work have the purpose of monitoring the functionality of the billboards. For this they were fixed on long iron poles, which are mounted to the billboards, in order to allow a view from the distance of a few meters. In the pictures you can see the billboards but also the sceneries, landscapes, cities surrounding them. A current image of the USA, perhaps reminiscent of a road movie in the sequence of pictures. The cameras, mounted on the tips of the iron poles, are looking at the USA from an elevated position. The irone poles are included in the picture and reminiscent of our selfie-sticks. The title AMERICAN SELFIES is almost obligatory in this habitus or arrangement. The country depicts itself in this way, producing selfies automatically and continuously. If you want to understand a country, you have to look at its advertising. It reflects the demands and offers, current longings and needs, the psychology, the constituent common archetypes. Relationships between state and citizens, social structures, self-understandings and taboos as well as communication practices are manifested. In short: The current state of the USA can be seen in this report. ©ᴀʟʟ ʀɪɢʜᴛs ʀᴇsᴇʀᴠᴇᴅ #report #usa #cctvcamera #monitoring #selfie #selfiestick #contemporaryphotography #kurtcaviezel #americanselfies #america #landscape #americanlandscape #advertising #bigdata #newphotography #photography #postphotography #billboards #postphotography #southcarolina #celebrating #storytelling
THE USERS A web image search for the term „user“ returns icons only – graphic symbols. The user does not exist, at least not in pictures. Considering the ubiquity of this notion this seems paradoxical. Whenever there is mention of the internet, the user is not far. Who, then, is this user? Of course he does exist. As an individual, he is showing himself in the net with the aid of private webcams. And there he can also be photographed. Private webcams presumably serve some kind of communication and self-assurance. Ideally, they are immersed, after some time, in the user’s daily life. Then, the protagonist behaves towards the camera just like towards a low-maintenance – while possibly somewhat neurotic – pet. The medium within which the users show themselves at the same time is also the one through which they can be depicted. In order to get to them and report on them, one has to look through the medium. In doing so one gets very close to them. Using their webcams, I was on location. This is the only way I was able to shoot these pictures. As a real person with a real camera – as a photographer – I would never have gotten there. This way, “THE USERS” pushes into spheres that thus far have not been explored by photography. The web is – also – a big camera. © Kurt Caviezel; all rights reserved #user #portrait #privacy #report #selfie #surveillance #cctv #cctvcamera #monitoring #apparatus #programm #art #kurtcaviezel #bigdata #webcam #netcam #camera #surveillancecam #contemporaryphotography #photography #cup #mug #drinking
Kurt Caviezel, AMERICAN SELFIES series: #americans #surveillance #cctv The work of AMERICAN SELFIES is a ongoing report about the USA - photographed by means of publicly accessible surveillance cameras via the internet, taken at my place of work in Zurich. Billboards line the path along the American highways. Advertising is displayed as well as local, regional and national information. The cameras I access for this work have the purpose of monitoring the functionality of the billboards. For this they were fixed on long iron poles, which are mounted to the billboards, in order to allow a view from the distance of a few meters. In the pictures you can see the billboards but also the sceneries, landscapes, cities surrounding them. A current image of the USA, perhaps reminiscent of a road movie in the sequence of pictures. The cameras, mounted on the tips of the iron poles, are looking at the USA from an elevated position. The irone poles are included in the picture and reminiscent of our selfie-sticks. The title AMERICAN SELFIES is almost obligatory in this habitus or arrangement. The country depicts itself in this way, producing selfies automatically and continuously. If you want to understand a country, you have to look at its advertising. It reflects the demands and offers, current longings and needs, the psychology, the constituent common archetypes. Relationships between state and citizens, social structures, self-understandings and taboos as well as communication practices are manifested. In short: The current state of the USA can be seen in this report. ©ᴀʟʟ ʀɪɢʜᴛs ʀᴇsᴇʀᴠᴇᴅ #report #usa #cctvcamera #monitoring #selfie #selfiestick #contemporaryphotography #kurtcaviezel #americanselfies #america #landscape #americanlandscape #advertising #bigdata #newphotography #photography #postphotography #billboards #postphotography #pain #backpain #stoppain
THE USERS A web image search for the term „user“ returns icons only – graphic symbols. The user does not exist, at least not in pictures. Considering the ubiquity of this notion this seems paradoxical. Whenever there is mention of the internet, the user is not far. Who, then, is this user? Of course he does exist. As an individual, he is showing himself in the net with the aid of private webcams. And there he can also be photographed. Private webcams presumably serve some kind of communication and self-assurance. Ideally, they are immersed, after some time, in the user’s daily life. Then, the protagonist behaves towards the camera just like towards a low-maintenance – while possibly somewhat neurotic – pet. The medium within which the users show themselves at the same time is also the one through which they can be depicted. In order to get to them and report on them, one has to look through the medium. In doing so one gets very close to them. Using their webcams, I was on location. This is the only way I was able to shoot these pictures. As a real person with a real camera – as a photographer – I would never have gotten there. This way, “THE USERS” pushes into spheres that thus far have not been explored by photography. The web is – also – a big camera. © Kurt Caviezel; all rights reserved #user #portrait #privacy #report #selfie #surveillance #cctv #cctvcamera #monitoring #apparatus #programm #art #kurtcaviezel #bigdata #webcam #netcam #camera #surveillancecam #contemporaryphotography #photography #cup #mug #drinking
Kurt Caviezel, AMERICAN SELFIES series: #americans #surveillance #cctv The work of AMERICAN SELFIES is a ongoing report about the USA - photographed by means of publicly accessible surveillance cameras via the internet, taken at my place of work in Zurich. Billboards line the path along the American highways. Advertising is displayed as well as local, regional and national information. The cameras I access for this work have the purpose of monitoring the functionality of the billboards. For this they were fixed on long iron poles, which are mounted to the billboards, in order to allow a view from the distance of a few meters. In the pictures you can see the billboards but also the sceneries, landscapes, cities surrounding them. A current image of the USA, perhaps reminiscent of a road movie in the sequence of pictures. The cameras, mounted on the tips of the iron poles, are looking at the USA from an elevated position. The irone poles are included in the picture and reminiscent of our selfie-sticks. The title AMERICAN SELFIES is almost obligatory in this habitus or arrangement. The country depicts itself in this way, producing selfies automatically and continuously. If you want to understand a country, you have to look at its advertising. It reflects the demands and offers, current longings and needs, the psychology, the constituent common archetypes. Relationships between state and citizens, social structures, self-understandings and taboos as well as communication practices are manifested. In short: The current state of the USA can be seen in this report. ©ᴀʟʟ ʀɪɢʜᴛs ʀᴇsᴇʀᴠᴇᴅ #report #usa #cctvcamera #monitoring #selfie #selfiestick #contemporaryphotography #kurtcaviezel #americanselfies #america #landscape #americanlandscape #advertising #bigdata #newphotography #photography #postphotography #billboards #postphotography #oil #change #oilchange
THE USERS A web image search for the term „user“ returns icons only – graphic symbols. The user does not exist, at least not in pictures. Considering the ubiquity of this notion this seems paradoxical. Whenever there is mention of the internet, the user is not far. Who, then, is this user? Of course he does exist. As an individual, he is showing himself in the net with the aid of private webcams. And there he can also be photographed. Private webcams presumably serve some kind of communication and self-assurance. Ideally, they are immersed, after some time, in the user’s daily life. Then, the protagonist behaves towards the camera just like towards a low-maintenance – while possibly somewhat neurotic – pet. The medium within which the users show themselves at the same time is also the one through which they can be depicted. In order to get to them and report on them, one has to look through the medium. In doing so one gets very close to them. Using their webcams, I was on location. This is the only way I was able to shoot these pictures. As a real person with a real camera – as a photographer – I would never have gotten there. This way, “THE USERS” pushes into spheres that thus far have not been explored by photography. The web is – also – a big camera. © Kurt Caviezel; all rights reserved #user #portrait #privacy #report #selfie #surveillance #cctv #cctvcamera #monitoring #apparatus #programm #art #kurtcaviezel #bigdata #webcam #netcam #camera #surveillancecam #contemporaryphotography #photography #cup #mug #drinking
Kurt Caviezel, AMERICAN SELFIES series: #americans #surveillance #cctv The work of AMERICAN SELFIES is a ongoing report about the USA - photographed by means of publicly accessible surveillance cameras via the internet, taken at my place of work in Zurich. Billboards line the path along the American highways. Advertising is displayed as well as local, regional and national information. The cameras I access for this work have the purpose of monitoring the functionality of the billboards. For this they were fixed on long iron poles, which are mounted to the billboards, in order to allow a view from the distance of a few meters. In the pictures you can see the billboards but also the sceneries, landscapes, cities surrounding them. A current image of the USA, perhaps reminiscent of a road movie in the sequence of pictures. The cameras, mounted on the tips of the iron poles, are looking at the USA from an elevated position. The irone poles are included in the picture and reminiscent of our selfie-sticks. The title AMERICAN SELFIES is almost obligatory in this habitus or arrangement. The country depicts itself in this way, producing selfies automatically and continuously. If you want to understand a country, you have to look at its advertising. It reflects the demands and offers, current longings and needs, the psychology, the constituent common archetypes. Relationships between state and citizens, social structures, self-understandings and taboos as well as communication practices are manifested. In short: The current state of the USA can be seen in this report. ©ᴀʟʟ ʀɪɢʜᴛs ʀᴇsᴇʀᴠᴇᴅ #report #usa #cctvcamera #monitoring #selfie #selfiestick #contemporaryphotography #kurtcaviezel #americanselfies #america #landscape #americanlandscape #advertising #bigdata #newphotography #photography #postphotography #billboards #postphotography #blackfriday #off
Kurt Caviezel, AMERICAN SELFIES series: #americans #surveillance #cctv The work of AMERICAN SELFIES is a ongoing report about the USA - photographed by means of publicly accessible surveillance cameras via the internet, taken at my place of work in Zurich. Billboards line the path along the American highways. Advertising is displayed as well as local, regional and national information. The cameras I access for this work have the purpose of monitoring the functionality of the billboards. For this they were fixed on long iron poles, which are mounted to the billboards, in order to allow a view from the distance of a few meters. In the pictures you can see the billboards but also the sceneries, landscapes, cities surrounding them. A current image of the USA, perhaps reminiscent of a road movie in the sequence of pictures. The cameras, mounted on the tips of the iron poles, are looking at the USA from an elevated position. The irone poles are included in the picture and reminiscent of our selfie-sticks. The title AMERICAN SELFIES is almost obligatory in this habitus or arrangement. The country depicts itself in this way, producing selfies automatically and continuously. If you want to understand a country, you have to look at its advertising. It reflects the demands and offers, current longings and needs, the psychology, the constituent common archetypes. Relationships between state and citizens, social structures, self-understandings and taboos as well as communication practices are manifested. In short: The current state of the USA can be seen in this report. ©ᴀʟʟ ʀɪɢʜᴛs ʀᴇsᴇʀᴠᴇᴅ #report #usa #cctvcamera #monitoring #selfie #selfiestick #contemporaryphotography #kurtcaviezel #americanselfies #america #landscape #americanlandscape #advertising #bigdata #newphotography #photography #postphotography #billboards #postphotography
THE USERS A web image search for the term „user“ returns icons only – graphic symbols. The user does not exist, at least not in pictures. Considering the ubiquity of this notion this seems paradoxical. Whenever there is mention of the internet, the user is not far. Who, then, is this user? Of course he does exist. As an individual, he is showing himself in the net with the aid of private webcams. And there he can also be photographed. Private webcams presumably serve some kind of communication and self-assurance. Ideally, they are immersed, after some time, in the user’s daily life. Then, the protagonist behaves towards the camera just like towards a low-maintenance – while possibly somewhat neurotic – pet. The medium within which the users show themselves at the same time is also the one through which they can be depicted. In order to get to them and report on them, one has to look through the medium. In doing so one gets very close to them. Using their webcams, I was on location. This is the only way I was able to shoot these pictures. As a real person with a real camera – as a photographer – I would never have gotten there. This way, “THE USERS” pushes into spheres that thus far have not been explored by photography. The web is – also – a big camera. © Kurt Caviezel; all rights reserved #user #portrait #privacy #report #selfie #surveillance #cctv #cctvcamera #monitoring #apparatus #programm #art #kurtcaviezel #bigdata #webcam #netcam #camera #surveillancecam #contemporaryphotography #photography #cup #mug #drinking
Kurt Caviezel, AMERICAN SELFIES series: #americans #surveillance #cctv The work of AMERICAN SELFIES is a ongoing report about the USA - photographed by means of publicly accessible surveillance cameras via the internet, taken at my place of work in Zurich. Billboards line the path along the American highways. Advertising is displayed as well as local, regional and national information. The cameras I access for this work have the purpose of monitoring the functionality of the billboards. For this they were fixed on long iron poles, which are mounted to the billboards, in order to allow a view from the distance of a few meters. In the pictures you can see the billboards but also the sceneries, landscapes, cities surrounding them. A current image of the USA, perhaps reminiscent of a road movie in the sequence of pictures. The cameras, mounted on the tips of the iron poles, are looking at the USA from an elevated position. The irone poles are included in the picture and reminiscent of our selfie-sticks. The title AMERICAN SELFIES is almost obligatory in this habitus or arrangement. The country depicts itself in this way, producing selfies automatically and continuously. If you want to understand a country, you have to look at its advertising. It reflects the demands and offers, current longings and needs, the psychology, the constituent common archetypes. Relationships between state and citizens, social structures, self-understandings and taboos as well as communication practices are manifested. In short: The current state of the USA can be seen in this report. ©ᴀʟʟ ʀɪɢʜᴛs ʀᴇsᴇʀᴠᴇᴅ #report #usa #cctvcamera #monitoring #selfie #selfiestick #contemporaryphotography #kurtcaviezel #americanselfies #america #landscape #americanlandscape #advertising #bigdata #newphotography #photography #postphotography #billboards #postphotography #legs #dancing
THE USERS A web image search for the term „user“ returns icons only – graphic symbols. The user does not exist, at least not in pictures. Considering the ubiquity of this notion this seems paradoxical. Whenever there is mention of the internet, the user is not far. Who, then, is this user? Of course he does exist. As an individual, he is showing himself in the net with the aid of private webcams. And there he can also be photographed. Private webcams presumably serve some kind of communication and self-assurance. Ideally, they are immersed, after some time, in the user’s daily life. Then, the protagonist behaves towards the camera just like towards a low-maintenance – while possibly somewhat neurotic – pet. The medium within which the users show themselves at the same time is also the one through which they can be depicted. In order to get to them and report on them, one has to look through the medium. In doing so one gets very close to them. Using their webcams, I was on location. This is the only way I was able to shoot these pictures. As a real person with a real camera – as a photographer – I would never have gotten there. This way, “THE USERS” pushes into spheres that thus far have not been explored by photography. The web is – also – a big camera. © Kurt Caviezel; all rights reserved #user #portrait #privacy #report #selfie #surveillance #cctv #cctvcamera #monitoring #apparatus #programm #art #kurtcaviezel #bigdata #webcam #netcam #camera #surveillancecam #contemporaryphotography #photography #cup #mug #drinking
Kurt Caviezel, AMERICAN SELFIES series: #americans #surveillance #cctv The work of AMERICAN SELFIES is a ongoing report about the USA - photographed by means of publicly accessible surveillance cameras via the internet, taken at my place of work in Zurich. Billboards line the path along the American highways. Advertising is displayed as well as local, regional and national information. The cameras I access for this work have the purpose of monitoring the functionality of the billboards. For this they were fixed on long iron poles, which are mounted to the billboards, in order to allow a view from the distance of a few meters. In the pictures you can see the billboards but also the sceneries, landscapes, cities surrounding them. A current image of the USA, perhaps reminiscent of a road movie in the sequence of pictures. The cameras, mounted on the tips of the iron poles, are looking at the USA from an elevated position. The irone poles are included in the picture and reminiscent of our selfie-sticks. The title AMERICAN SELFIES is almost obligatory in this habitus or arrangement. The country depicts itself in this way, producing selfies automatically and continuously. If you want to understand a country, you have to look at its advertising. It reflects the demands and offers, current longings and needs, the psychology, the constituent common archetypes. Relationships between state and citizens, social structures, self-understandings and taboos as well as communication practices are manifested. In short: The current state of the USA can be seen in this report. ©ᴀʟʟ ʀɪɢʜᴛs ʀᴇsᴇʀᴠᴇᴅ #report #usa #cctvcamera #monitoring #selfie #selfiestick #contemporaryphotography #kurtcaviezel #americanselfies #america #landscape #americanlandscape #advertising #bigdata #newphotography #photography #postphotography #billboards #postphotography #gun #gunshow #texasgunshow
THE USERS A web image search for the term „user“ returns icons only – graphic symbols. The user does not exist, at least not in pictures. Considering the ubiquity of this notion this seems paradoxical. Whenever there is mention of the internet, the user is not far. Who, then, is this user? Of course he does exist. As an individual, he is showing himself in the net with the aid of private webcams. And there he can also be photographed. Private webcams presumably serve some kind of communication and self-assurance. Ideally, they are immersed, after some time, in the user’s daily life. Then, the protagonist behaves towards the camera just like towards a low-maintenance – while possibly somewhat neurotic – pet. The medium within which the users show themselves at the same time is also the one through which they can be depicted. In order to get to them and report on them, one has to look through the medium. In doing so one gets very close to them. Using their webcams, I was on location. This is the only way I was able to shoot these pictures. As a real person with a real camera – as a photographer – I would never have gotten there. This way, “THE USERS” pushes into spheres that thus far have not been explored by photography. The web is – also – a big camera. © Kurt Caviezel; all rights reserved #user #portrait #privacy #report #selfie #surveillance #cctv #cctvcamera #monitoring #apparatus #programm #art #kurtcaviezel #bigdata #webcam #netcam #camera #surveillancecam #contemporaryphotography #photography #glasses
Kurt Caviezel, AMERICAN SELFIES series: #americans #surveillance #cctv The work of AMERICAN SELFIES is a ongoing report about the USA - photographed by means of publicly accessible surveillance cameras via the internet, taken at my place of work in Zurich. Billboards line the path along the American highways. Advertising is displayed as well as local, regional and national information. The cameras I access for this work have the purpose of monitoring the functionality of the billboards. For this they were fixed on long iron poles, which are mounted to the billboards, in order to allow a view from the distance of a few meters. In the pictures you can see the billboards but also the sceneries, landscapes, cities surrounding them. A current image of the USA, perhaps reminiscent of a road movie in the sequence of pictures. The cameras, mounted on the tips of the iron poles, are looking at the USA from an elevated position. The irone poles are included in the picture and reminiscent of our selfie-sticks. The title AMERICAN SELFIES is almost obligatory in this habitus or arrangement. The country depicts itself in this way, producing selfies automatically and continuously. If you want to understand a country, you have to look at its advertising. It reflects the demands and offers, current longings and needs, the psychology, the constituent common archetypes. Relationships between state and citizens, social structures, self-understandings and taboos as well as communication practices are manifested. In short: The current state of the USA can be seen in this report. ©ᴀʟʟ ʀɪɢʜᴛs ʀᴇsᴇʀᴠᴇᴅ #report #usa #cctvcamera #monitoring #selfie #selfiestick #contemporaryphotography #kurtcaviezel #americanselfies #america #landscape #americanlandscape #advertising #bigdata #newphotography #photography #postphotography #billboards #postphotography #troops #service
THE USERS A web image search for the term „user“ returns icons only – graphic symbols. The user does not exist, at least not in pictures. Considering the ubiquity of this notion this seems paradoxical. Whenever there is mention of the internet, the user is not far. Who, then, is this user? Of course he does exist. As an individual, he is showing himself in the net with the aid of private webcams. And there he can also be photographed. Private webcams presumably serve some kind of communication and self-assurance. Ideally, they are immersed, after some time, in the user’s daily life. Then, the protagonist behaves towards the camera just like towards a low-maintenance – while possibly somewhat neurotic – pet. The medium within which the users show themselves at the same time is also the one through which they can be depicted. In order to get to them and report on them, one has to look through the medium. In doing so one gets very close to them. Using their webcams, I was on location. This is the only way I was able to shoot these pictures. As a real person with a real camera – as a photographer – I would never have gotten there. This way, “THE USERS” pushes into spheres that thus far have not been explored by photography. The web is – also – a big camera. © Kurt Caviezel; all rights reserved #user #portrait #privacy #report #selfie #surveillance #cctv #cctvcamera #monitoring #apparatus #programm #art #kurtcaviezel #bigdata #webcam #netcam #camera #surveillancecam #contemporaryphotography #photography #glasses
Kurt Caviezel, AMERICAN SELFIES series: #americans #surveillance #cctv The work of AMERICAN SELFIES is a ongoing report about the USA - photographed by means of publicly accessible surveillance cameras via the internet, taken at my place of work in Zurich. Billboards line the path along the American highways. Advertising is displayed as well as local, regional and national information. The cameras I access for this work have the purpose of monitoring the functionality of the billboards. For this they were fixed on long iron poles, which are mounted to the billboards, in order to allow a view from the distance of a few meters. In the pictures you can see the billboards but also the sceneries, landscapes, cities surrounding them. A current image of the USA, perhaps reminiscent of a road movie in the sequence of pictures. The cameras, mounted on the tips of the iron poles, are looking at the USA from an elevated position. The irone poles are included in the picture and reminiscent of our selfie-sticks. The title AMERICAN SELFIES is almost obligatory in this habitus or arrangement. The country depicts itself in this way, producing selfies automatically and continuously. If you want to understand a country, you have to look at its advertising. It reflects the demands and offers, current longings and needs, the psychology, the constituent common archetypes. Relationships between state and citizens, social structures, self-understandings and taboos as well as communication practices are manifested. In short: The current state of the USA can be seen in this report. ©ᴀʟʟ ʀɪɢʜᴛs ʀᴇsᴇʀᴠᴇᴅ #report #usa #cctvcamera #monitoring #selfie #selfiestick #contemporaryphotography #kurtcaviezel #americanselfies #america #landscape #americanlandscape #advertising #bigdata #newphotography #photography #postphotography #billboards #postphotography #marypoppins
THE USERS A web image search for the term „user“ returns icons only – graphic symbols. The user does not exist, at least not in pictures. Considering the ubiquity of this notion this seems paradoxical. Whenever there is mention of the internet, the user is not far. Who, then, is this user? Of course he does exist. As an individual, he is showing himself in the net with the aid of private webcams. And there he can also be photographed. Private webcams presumably serve some kind of communication and self-assurance. Ideally, they are immersed, after some time, in the user’s daily life. Then, the protagonist behaves towards the camera just like towards a low-maintenance – while possibly somewhat neurotic – pet. The medium within which the users show themselves at the same time is also the one through which they can be depicted. In order to get to them and report on them, one has to look through the medium. In doing so one gets very close to them. Using their webcams, I was on location. This is the only way I was able to shoot these pictures. As a real person with a real camera – as a photographer – I would never have gotten there. This way, “THE USERS” pushes into spheres that thus far have not been explored by photography. The web is – also – a big camera. © Kurt Caviezel; all rights reserved #user #portrait #privacy #report #selfie #surveillance #cctv #cctvcamera #monitoring #apparatus #programm #art #kurtcaviezel #bigdata #webcam #netcam #camera #surveillancecam #contemporaryphotography #photography #glasses
Kurt Caviezel, AMERICAN SELFIES series: #americans #surveillance #cctv The work of AMERICAN SELFIES is a ongoing report about the USA - photographed by means of publicly accessible surveillance cameras via the internet, taken at my place of work in Zurich. Billboards line the path along the American highways. Advertising is displayed as well as local, regional and national information. The cameras I access for this work have the purpose of monitoring the functionality of the billboards. For this they were fixed on long iron poles, which are mounted to the billboards, in order to allow a view from the distance of a few meters. In the pictures you can see the billboards but also the sceneries, landscapes, cities surrounding them. A current image of the USA, perhaps reminiscent of a road movie in the sequence of pictures. The cameras, mounted on the tips of the iron poles, are looking at the USA from an elevated position. The irone poles are included in the picture and reminiscent of our selfie-sticks. The title AMERICAN SELFIES is almost obligatory in this habitus or arrangement. The country depicts itself in this way, producing selfies automatically and continuously. If you want to understand a country, you have to look at its advertising. It reflects the demands and offers, current longings and needs, the psychology, the constituent common archetypes. Relationships between state and citizens, social structures, self-understandings and taboos as well as communication practices are manifested. In short: The current state of the USA can be seen in this report. ©ᴀʟʟ ʀɪɢʜᴛs ʀᴇsᴇʀᴠᴇᴅ #report #usa #cctvcamera #monitoring #selfie #selfiestick #contemporaryphotography #kurtcaviezel #americanselfies #america #landscape #americanlandscape #advertising #bigdata #newphotography #photography #postphotography #billboards #postphotography #abuse
THE USERS A web image search for the term „user“ returns icons only – graphic symbols. The user does not exist, at least not in pictures. Considering the ubiquity of this notion this seems paradoxical. Whenever there is mention of the internet, the user is not far. Who, then, is this user? Of course he does exist. As an individual, he is showing himself in the net with the aid of private webcams. And there he can also be photographed. Private webcams presumably serve some kind of communication and self-assurance. Ideally, they are immersed, after some time, in the user’s daily life. Then, the protagonist behaves towards the camera just like towards a low-maintenance – while possibly somewhat neurotic – pet. The medium within which the users show themselves at the same time is also the one through which they can be depicted. In order to get to them and report on them, one has to look through the medium. In doing so one gets very close to them. Using their webcams, I was on location. This is the only way I was able to shoot these pictures. As a real person with a real camera – as a photographer – I would never have gotten there. This way, “THE USERS” pushes into spheres that thus far have not been explored by photography. The web is – also – a big camera. © Kurt Caviezel; all rights reserved #user #portrait #privacy #report #selfie #surveillance #cctv #cctvcamera #monitoring #apparatus #programm #art #kurtcaviezel #bigdata #webcam #netcam #camera #surveillancecam #contemporaryphotography #photography #glasses
Kurt Caviezel, AMERICAN SELFIES series: #americans #surveillance #cctv The work of AMERICAN SELFIES is a ongoing report about the USA - photographed by means of publicly accessible surveillance cameras via the internet, taken at my place of work in Zurich. Billboards line the path along the American highways. Advertising is displayed as well as local, regional and national information. The cameras I access for this work have the purpose of monitoring the functionality of the billboards. For this they were fixed on long iron poles, which are mounted to the billboards, in order to allow a view from the distance of a few meters. In the pictures you can see the billboards but also the sceneries, landscapes, cities surrounding them. A current image of the USA, perhaps reminiscent of a road movie in the sequence of pictures. The cameras, mounted on the tips of the iron poles, are looking at the USA from an elevated position. The irone poles are included in the picture and reminiscent of our selfie-sticks. The title AMERICAN SELFIES is almost obligatory in this habitus or arrangement. The country depicts itself in this way, producing selfies automatically and continuously. If you want to understand a country, you have to look at its advertising. It reflects the demands and offers, current longings and needs, the psychology, the constituent common archetypes. Relationships between state and citizens, social structures, self-understandings and taboos as well as communication practices are manifested. In short: The current state of the USA can be seen in this report. ©ᴀʟʟ ʀɪɢʜᴛs ʀᴇsᴇʀᴠᴇᴅ #report #usa #cctvcamera #monitoring #selfie #selfiestick #contemporaryphotography #kurtcaviezel #americanselfies #america #landscape #americanlandscape #advertising #bigdata #newphotography #photography #postphotography #billboards #postphotography #images
Kurt Caviezel, AMERICAN SELFIES series: #americans #surveillance #cctv The work of AMERICAN SELFIES is a ongoing report about the USA - photographed by means of publicly accessible surveillance cameras via the internet, taken at my place of work in Zurich. Billboards line the path along the American highways. Advertising is displayed as well as local, regional and national information. The cameras I access for this work have the purpose of monitoring the functionality of the billboards. For this they were fixed on long iron poles, which are mounted to the billboards, in order to allow a view from the distance of a few meters. In the pictures you can see the billboards but also the sceneries, landscapes, cities surrounding them. A current image of the USA, perhaps reminiscent of a road movie in the sequence of pictures. The cameras, mounted on the tips of the iron poles, are looking at the USA from an elevated position. The irone poles are included in the picture and reminiscent of our selfie-sticks. The title AMERICAN SELFIES is almost obligatory in this habitus or arrangement. The country depicts itself in this way, producing selfies automatically and continuously. If you want to understand a country, you have to look at its advertising. It reflects the demands and offers, current longings and needs, the psychology, the constituent common archetypes. Relationships between state and citizens, social structures, self-understandings and taboos as well as communication practices are manifested. In short: The current state of the USA can be seen in this report. ©ᴀʟʟ ʀɪɢʜᴛs ʀᴇsᴇʀᴠᴇᴅ #report #usa #cctvcamera #monitoring #selfie #selfiestick #contemporaryphotography #kurtcaviezel #americanselfies #america #landscape #americanlandscape #advertising #bigdata #newphotography #photography #postphotography #billboards #postphotography #coldcase #wanted
THE USERS A web image search for the term „user“ returns icons only – graphic symbols. The user does not exist, at least not in pictures. Considering the ubiquity of this notion this seems paradoxical. Whenever there is mention of the internet, the user is not far. Who, then, is this user? Of course he does exist. As an individual, he is showing himself in the net with the aid of private webcams. And there he can also be photographed. Private webcams presumably serve some kind of communication and self-assurance. Ideally, they are immersed, after some time, in the user’s daily life. Then, the protagonist behaves towards the camera just like towards a low-maintenance – while possibly somewhat neurotic – pet. The medium within which the users show themselves at the same time is also the one through which they can be depicted. In order to get to them and report on them, one has to look through the medium. In doing so one gets very close to them. Using their webcams, I was on location. This is the only way I was able to shoot these pictures. As a real person with a real camera – as a photographer – I would never have gotten there. This way, “THE USERS” pushes into spheres that thus far have not been explored by photography. The web is – also – a big camera. © Kurt Caviezel; all rights reserved #user #portrait #privacy #report #selfie #surveillance #cctv #cctvcamera #monitoring #apparatus #programm #art #kurtcaviezel #bigdata #webcam #netcam #camera #surveillancecam #contemporaryphotography #photography #glasses
Kurt Caviezel, AMERICAN SELFIES series: The work of AMERICAN SELFIES is a ongoing report about the USA - photographed by means of publicly accessible surveillance cameras via the internet, taken at my place of work in Zurich. Billboards line the path along the American highways. Advertising is displayed as well as local, regional and national information. The cameras I access for this work have the purpose of monitoring the functionality of the billboards. For this they were fixed on long iron poles, which are mounted to the billboards, in order to allow a view from the distance of a few meters. In the pictures you can see the billboards but also the sceneries, landscapes, cities surrounding them. A current image of the USA, perhaps reminiscent of a road movie in the sequence of pictures. The cameras, mounted on the tips of the iron poles, are looking at the USA from an elevated position. The irone poles are included in the picture and reminiscent of our selfie-sticks. The title AMERICAN SELFIES is almost obligatory in this habitus or arrangement. The country depicts itself in this way, producing selfies automatically and continuously. If you want to understand a country, you have to look at its advertising. It reflects the demands and offers, current longings and needs, the psychology, the constituent common archetypes. Relationships between state and citizens, social structures, self-understandings and taboos as well as communication practices are manifested. In short: The current state of the USA can be seen in this report. ©ᴀʟʟ ʀɪɢʜᴛs ʀᴇsᴇʀᴠᴇᴅ #report #usa #surveillance #cctv #cctvcamera #monitoring #selfie #selfiestick #contemporaryphotography #kurtcaviezel #americanselfies #america #landscape #americanlandscape #advertising #bigdata #newphotography #photography #postphotography #billboards #postphotography #flooded #steemer
THE USERS A web image search for the term „user“ returns icons only – graphic symbols. The user does not exist, at least not in pictures. Considering the ubiquity of this notion this seems paradoxical. Whenever there is mention of the internet, the user is not far. Who, then, is this user? Of course he does exist. As an individual, he is showing himself in the net with the aid of private webcams. And there he can also be photographed. Private webcams presumably serve some kind of communication and self-assurance. Ideally, they are immersed, after some time, in the user’s daily life. Then, the protagonist behaves towards the camera just like towards a low-maintenance – while possibly somewhat neurotic – pet. The medium within which the users show themselves at the same time is also the one through which they can be depicted. In order to get to them and report on them, one has to look through the medium. In doing so one gets very close to them. Using their webcams, I was on location. This is the only way I was able to shoot these pictures. As a real person with a real camera – as a photographer – I would never have gotten there. This way, “THE USERS” pushes into spheres that thus far have not been explored by photography. The web is – also – a big camera. © Kurt Caviezel; all rights reserved #user #portrait #privacy #report #selfie #surveillance #cctv #cctvcamera #monitoring #apparatus #programm #art #kurtcaviezel #bigdata #webcam #netcam #camera #surveillancecam #contemporaryphotography #photography #glasses
Kurt Caviezel, AMERICAN SELFIES series: The work of AMERICAN SELFIES is a ongoing report about the USA - photographed by means of publicly accessible surveillance cameras via the internet, taken at my place of work in Zurich. Billboards line the path along the American highways. Advertising is displayed as well as local, regional and national information. The cameras I access for this work have the purpose of monitoring the functionality of the billboards. For this they were fixed on long iron poles, which are mounted to the billboards, in order to allow a view from the distance of a few meters. In the pictures you can see the billboards but also the sceneries, landscapes, cities surrounding them. A current image of the USA, perhaps reminiscent of a road movie in the sequence of pictures. The cameras, mounted on the tips of the iron poles, are looking at the USA from an elevated position. The irone poles are included in the picture and reminiscent of our selfie-sticks. The title AMERICAN SELFIES is almost obligatory in this habitus or arrangement. The country depicts itself in this way, producing selfies automatically and continuously. If you want to understand a country, you have to look at its advertising. It reflects the demands and offers, current longings and needs, the psychology, the constituent common archetypes. Relationships between state and citizens, social structures, self-understandings and taboos as well as communication practices are manifested. In short: The current state of the USA can be seen in this report. ©ᴀʟʟ ʀɪɢʜᴛs ʀᴇsᴇʀᴠᴇᴅ #report #usa #surveillance #cctv #cctvcamera #monitoring #selfie #selfiestick #contemporaryphotography #kurtcaviezel #americanselfies #america #landscape #americanlandscape #advertising #bigdata #newphotography #photography #postphotography #billboards #postphotography #vegetable #everythursday
THE USERS A web image search for the term „user“ returns icons only – graphic symbols. The user does not exist, at least not in pictures. Considering the ubiquity of this notion this seems paradoxical. Whenever there is mention of the internet, the user is not far. Who, then, is this user? Of course he does exist. As an individual, he is showing himself in the net with the aid of private webcams. And there he can also be photographed. Private webcams presumably serve some kind of communication and self-assurance. Ideally, they are immersed, after some time, in the user’s daily life. Then, the protagonist behaves towards the camera just like towards a low-maintenance – while possibly somewhat neurotic – pet. The medium within which the users show themselves at the same time is also the one through which they can be depicted. In order to get to them and report on them, one has to look through the medium. In doing so one gets very close to them. Using their webcams, I was on location. This is the only way I was able to shoot these pictures. As a real person with a real camera – as a photographer – I would never have gotten there. This way, “THE USERS” pushes into spheres that thus far have not been explored by photography. The web is – also – a big camera. © Kurt Caviezel; all rights reserved #user #portrait #privacy #report #selfie #surveillance #cctv #cctvcamera #monitoring #apparatus #programm #art #kurtcaviezel #bigdata #webcam #netcam #camera #surveillancecam #contemporaryphotography #photography #glasses
Kurt Caviezel, AMERICAN SELFIES series: The work of AMERICAN SELFIES is a ongoing report about the USA - photographed by means of publicly accessible surveillance cameras via the internet, taken at my place of work in Zurich. Billboards line the path along the American highways. Advertising is displayed as well as local, regional and national information. The cameras I access for this work have the purpose of monitoring the functionality of the billboards. For this they were fixed on long iron poles, which are mounted to the billboards, in order to allow a view from the distance of a few meters. In the pictures you can see the billboards but also the sceneries, landscapes, cities surrounding them. A current image of the USA, perhaps reminiscent of a road movie in the sequence of pictures. The cameras, mounted on the tips of the iron poles, are looking at the USA from an elevated position. The irone poles are included in the picture and reminiscent of our selfie-sticks. The title AMERICAN SELFIES is almost obligatory in this habitus or arrangement. The country depicts itself in this way, producing selfies automatically and continuously. If you want to understand a country, you have to look at its advertising. It reflects the demands and offers, current longings and needs, the psychology, the constituent common archetypes. Relationships between state and citizens, social structures, self-understandings and taboos as well as communication practices are manifested. In short: The current state of the USA can be seen in this report. ©ᴀʟʟ ʀɪɢʜᴛs ʀᴇsᴇʀᴠᴇᴅ #report #usa #surveillance #cctv #cctvcamera #monitoring #selfie #selfiestick #contemporaryphotography #kurtcaviezel #americanselfies #america #landscape #americanlandscape #advertising #bigdata #newphotography #photography #postphotography #billboards #postphotography #farm
THE USERS A web image search for the term „user“ returns icons only – graphic symbols. The user does not exist, at least not in pictures. Considering the ubiquity of this notion this seems paradoxical. Whenever there is mention of the internet, the user is not far. Who, then, is this user? Of course he does exist. As an individual, he is showing himself in the net with the aid of private webcams. And there he can also be photographed. Private webcams presumably serve some kind of communication and self-assurance. Ideally, they are immersed, after some time, in the user’s daily life. Then, the protagonist behaves towards the camera just like towards a low-maintenance – while possibly somewhat neurotic – pet. The medium within which the users show themselves at the same time is also the one through which they can be depicted. In order to get to them and report on them, one has to look through the medium. In doing so one gets very close to them. Using their webcams, I was on location. This is the only way I was able to shoot these pictures. As a real person with a real camera – as a photographer – I would never have gotten there. This way, “THE USERS” pushes into spheres that thus far have not been explored by photography. The web is – also – a big camera. © Kurt Caviezel; all rights reserved #user #portrait #privacy #report #selfie #surveillance #cctv #cctvcamera #monitoring #apparatus #programm #art #kurtcaviezel #bigdata #webcam #netcam #camera #surveillancecam #contemporaryphotography #photography #glasses
Kurt Caviezel, AMERICAN SELFIES series: The work of AMERICAN SELFIES is a ongoing report about the USA - photographed by means of publicly accessible surveillance cameras via the internet, taken at my place of work in Zurich. Billboards line the path along the American highways. Advertising is displayed as well as local, regional and national information. The cameras I access for this work have the purpose of monitoring the functionality of the billboards. For this they were fixed on long iron poles, which are mounted to the billboards, in order to allow a view from the distance of a few meters. In the pictures you can see the billboards but also the sceneries, landscapes, cities surrounding them. A current image of the USA, perhaps reminiscent of a road movie in the sequence of pictures. The cameras, mounted on the tips of the iron poles, are looking at the USA from an elevated position. The irone poles are included in the picture and reminiscent of our selfie-sticks. The title AMERICAN SELFIES is almost obligatory in this habitus or arrangement. The country depicts itself in this way, producing selfies automatically and continuously. If you want to understand a country, you have to look at its advertising. It reflects the demands and offers, current longings and needs, the psychology, the constituent common archetypes. Relationships between state and citizens, social structures, self-understandings and taboos as well as communication practices are manifested. In short: The current state of the USA can be seen in this report. ©ᴀʟʟ ʀɪɢʜᴛs ʀᴇsᴇʀᴠᴇᴅ #report #usa #surveillance #cctv #cctvcamera #monitoring #selfie #selfiestick #contemporaryphotography #kurtcaviezel #americanselfies #america #landscape #americanlandscape #advertising #bigdata #newphotography #photography #postphotography #billboards #postphotography #love #reallove
THE USERS A web image search for the term „user“ returns icons only – graphic symbols. The user does not exist, at least not in pictures. Considering the ubiquity of this notion this seems paradoxical. Whenever there is mention of the internet, the user is not far. Who, then, is this user? Of course he does exist. As an individual, he is showing himself in the net with the aid of private webcams. And there he can also be photographed. Private webcams presumably serve some kind of communication and self-assurance. Ideally, they are immersed, after some time, in the user’s daily life. Then, the protagonist behaves towards the camera just like towards a low-maintenance – while possibly somewhat neurotic – pet. The medium within which the users show themselves at the same time is also the one through which they can be depicted. In order to get to them and report on them, one has to look through the medium. In doing so one gets very close to them. Using their webcams, I was on location. This is the only way I was able to shoot these pictures. As a real person with a real camera – as a photographer – I would never have gotten there. This way, “THE USERS” pushes into spheres that thus far have not been explored by photography. The web is – also – a big camera. © Kurt Caviezel; all rights reserved #user #portrait #privacy #report #selfie #surveillance #cctv #cctvcamera #monitoring #apparatus #programm #art #kurtcaviezel #bigdata #webcam #netcam #camera #surveillancecam #contemporaryphotography #photography #glasses
Kurt Caviezel, AMERICAN SELFIES series: The work of AMERICAN SELFIES is a ongoing report about the USA - photographed by means of publicly accessible surveillance cameras via the internet, taken at my place of work in Zurich. Billboards line the path along the American highways. Advertising is displayed as well as local, regional and national information. The cameras I access for this work have the purpose of monitoring the functionality of the billboards. For this they were fixed on long iron poles, which are mounted to the billboards, in order to allow a view from the distance of a few meters. In the pictures you can see the billboards but also the sceneries, landscapes, cities surrounding them. A current image of the USA, perhaps reminiscent of a road movie in the sequence of pictures. The cameras, mounted on the tips of the iron poles, are looking at the USA from an elevated position. The irone poles are included in the picture and reminiscent of our selfie-sticks. The title AMERICAN SELFIES is almost obligatory in this habitus or arrangement. The country depicts itself in this way, producing selfies automatically and continuously. If you want to understand a country, you have to look at its advertising. It reflects the demands and offers, current longings and needs, the psychology, the constituent common archetypes. Relationships between state and citizens, social structures, self-understandings and taboos as well as communication practices are manifested. In short: The current state of the USA can be seen in this report. ©ᴀʟʟ ʀɪɢʜᴛs ʀᴇsᴇʀᴠᴇᴅ #report #usa #surveillance #cctv #cctvcamera #monitoring #selfie #selfiestick #contemporaryphotography #kurtcaviezel #americanselfies #america #landscape #americanlandscape #advertising #bigdata #newphotography #photography #postphotography #billboards #postphotography #contactlens
THE USERS A web image search for the term „user“ returns icons only – graphic symbols. The user does not exist, at least not in pictures. Considering the ubiquity of this notion this seems paradoxical. Whenever there is mention of the internet, the user is not far. Who, then, is this user? Of course he does exist. As an individual, he is showing himself in the net with the aid of private webcams. And there he can also be photographed. Private webcams presumably serve some kind of communication and self-assurance. Ideally, they are immersed, after some time, in the user’s daily life. Then, the protagonist behaves towards the camera just like towards a low-maintenance – while possibly somewhat neurotic – pet. The medium within which the users show themselves at the same time is also the one through which they can be depicted. In order to get to them and report on them, one has to look through the medium. In doing so one gets very close to them. Using their webcams, I was on location. This is the only way I was able to shoot these pictures. As a real person with a real camera – as a photographer – I would never have gotten there. This way, “THE USERS” pushes into spheres that thus far have not been explored by photography. The web is – also – a big camera. © Kurt Caviezel; all rights reserved #user #portrait #privacy #report #selfie #surveillance #cctv #cctvcamera #monitoring #apparatus #programm #art #kurtcaviezel #bigdata #webcam #netcam #camera #surveillancecam #contemporaryphotography #photography #glasses #hunter #deer
Kurt Caviezel, AMERICAN SELFIES series: The work of AMERICAN SELFIES is a ongoing report about the USA - photographed by means of publicly accessible surveillance cameras via the internet, taken at my place of work in Zurich. Billboards line the path along the American highways. Advertising is displayed as well as local, regional and national information. The cameras I access for this work have the purpose of monitoring the functionality of the billboards. For this they were fixed on long iron poles, which are mounted to the billboards, in order to allow a view from the distance of a few meters. In the pictures you can see the billboards but also the sceneries, landscapes, cities surrounding them. A current image of the USA, perhaps reminiscent of a road movie in the sequence of pictures. The cameras, mounted on the tips of the iron poles, are looking at the USA from an elevated position. The irone poles are included in the picture and reminiscent of our selfie-sticks. The title AMERICAN SELFIES is almost obligatory in this habitus or arrangement. The country depicts itself in this way, producing selfies automatically and continuously. If you want to understand a country, you have to look at its advertising. It reflects the demands and offers, current longings and needs, the psychology, the constituent common archetypes. Relationships between state and citizens, social structures, self-understandings and taboos as well as communication practices are manifested. In short: The current state of the USA can be seen in this report. ©ᴀʟʟ ʀɪɢʜᴛs ʀᴇsᴇʀᴠᴇᴅ #report #usa #surveillance #cctv #cctvcamera #monitoring #selfie #selfiestick #contemporaryphotography #kurtcaviezel #americanselfies #america #landscape #americanlandscape #advertising #bigdata #newphotography #photography #postphotography #billboards #postphotography #wanted #fbi
THE USERS A web image search for the term „user“ returns icons only – graphic symbols. The user does not exist, at least not in pictures. Considering the ubiquity of this notion this seems paradoxical. Whenever there is mention of the internet, the user is not far. Who, then, is this user? Of course he does exist. As an individual, he is showing himself in the net with the aid of private webcams. And there he can also be photographed. Private webcams presumably serve some kind of communication and self-assurance. Ideally, they are immersed, after some time, in the user’s daily life. Then, the protagonist behaves towards the camera just like towards a low-maintenance – while possibly somewhat neurotic – pet. The medium within which the users show themselves at the same time is also the one through which they can be depicted. In order to get to them and report on them, one has to look through the medium. In doing so one gets very close to them. Using their webcams, I was on location. This is the only way I was able to shoot these pictures. As a real person with a real camera – as a photographer – I would never have gotten there. This way, “THE USERS” pushes into spheres that thus far have not been explored by photography. The web is – also – a big camera. © Kurt Caviezel; all rights reserved #user #portrait #privacy #report #selfie #surveillance #cctv #cctvcamera #monitoring #apparatus #programm #art #kurtcaviezel #bigdata #webcam #netcam #camera #surveillancecam #contemporaryphotography #photography #shisha #headphone
Kurt Caviezel, AMERICAN SELFIES series: The work of AMERICAN SELFIES is a ongoing report about the USA - photographed by means of publicly accessible surveillance cameras via the internet, taken at my place of work in Zurich. Billboards line the path along the American highways. Advertising is displayed as well as local, regional and national information. The cameras I access for this work have the purpose of monitoring the functionality of the billboards. For this they were fixed on long iron poles, which are mounted to the billboards, in order to allow a view from the distance of a few meters. In the pictures you can see the billboards but also the sceneries, landscapes, cities surrounding them. A current image of the USA, perhaps reminiscent of a road movie in the sequence of pictures. The cameras, mounted on the tips of the iron poles, are looking at the USA from an elevated position. The irone poles are included in the picture and reminiscent of our selfie-sticks. The title AMERICAN SELFIES is almost obligatory in this habitus or arrangement. The country depicts itself in this way, producing selfies automatically and continuously. If you want to understand a country, you have to look at its advertising. It reflects the demands and offers, current longings and needs, the psychology, the constituent common archetypes. Relationships between state and citizens, social structures, self-understandings and taboos as well as communication practices are manifested. In short: The current state of the USA can be seen in this report. ©ᴀʟʟ ʀɪɢʜᴛs ʀᴇsᴇʀᴠᴇᴅ #report #usa #surveillance #cctv #cctvcamera #monitoring #selfie #selfiestick #contemporaryphotography #kurtcaviezel #americanselfies #america #landscape #americanlandscape #advertising #bigdata #newphotography #photography #postphotography #billboards #postphotography #iron #ironbeer
THE USERS A web image search for the term „user“ returns icons only – graphic symbols. The user does not exist, at least not in pictures. Considering the ubiquity of this notion this seems paradoxical. Whenever there is mention of the internet, the user is not far. Who, then, is this user? Of course he does exist. As an individual, he is showing himself in the net with the aid of private webcams. And there he can also be photographed. Private webcams presumably serve some kind of communication and self-assurance. Ideally, they are immersed, after some time, in the user’s daily life. Then, the protagonist behaves towards the camera just like towards a low-maintenance – while possibly somewhat neurotic – pet. The medium within which the users show themselves at the same time is also the one through which they can be depicted. In order to get to them and report on them, one has to look through the medium. In doing so one gets very close to them. Using their webcams, I was on location. This is the only way I was able to shoot these pictures. As a real person with a real camera – as a photographer – I would never have gotten there. This way, “THE USERS” pushes into spheres that thus far have not been explored by photography. The web is – also – a big camera. © Kurt Caviezel; all rights reserved #user #portrait #privacy #report #selfie #surveillance #cctv #cctvcamera #monitoring #apparatus #programm #art #kurtcaviezel #bigdata #webcam #netcam #camera #surveillancecam #contemporaryphotography #photography #food #beans
Der andere Blick auf die Schweiz, fotografiert via Überwachungskameras, Web- und Livecams. A new and fresh look at Switzerland, photographed via surveillance cameras, web and livecams. © by Kurt Caviezel, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED #schweiz #suisse #svizzera #switzerland #cctv #cctvcamera #surveillancecam #fotografie #photography #zurich #contemporaryphotography #book #photobook #fotobuch #travel #wanderlust #landschaft #landscape #kurtcaviezel #alpen #swissalps #gotthard #bigdata #suiza #stmoritz #race
Kurt Caviezel, AMERICAN SELFIES series: The work of AMERICAN SELFIES is a ongoing report about the USA - photographed by means of publicly accessible surveillance cameras via the internet, taken at my place of work in Zurich. Billboards line the path along the American highways. Advertising is displayed as well as local, regional and national information. The cameras I access for this work have the purpose of monitoring the functionality of the billboards. For this they were fixed on long iron poles, which are mounted to the billboards, in order to allow a view from the distance of a few meters. In the pictures you can see the billboards but also the sceneries, landscapes, cities surrounding them. A current image of the USA, perhaps reminiscent of a road movie in the sequence of pictures. The cameras, mounted on the tips of the iron poles, are looking at the USA from an elevated position. The irone poles are included in the picture and reminiscent of our selfie-sticks. The title AMERICAN SELFIES is almost obligatory in this habitus or arrangement. The country depicts itself in this way, producing selfies automatically and continuously. If you want to understand a country, you have to look at its advertising. It reflects the demands and offers, current longings and needs, the psychology, the constituent common archetypes. Relationships between state and citizens, social structures, self-understandings and taboos as well as communication practices are manifested. In short: The current state of the USA can be seen in this report. ©ᴀʟʟ ʀɪɢʜᴛs ʀᴇsᴇʀᴠᴇᴅ #report #usa #surveillance #cctv #cctvcamera #monitoring #selfie #selfiestick #contemporaryphotography #kurtcaviezel #americanselfies #america #landscape #americanlandscape #advertising #bigdata #newphotography #photography #postphotography #billboards #postphotography #vote #midterms
THE USERS A web image search for the term „user“ returns icons only – graphic symbols. The user does not exist, at least not in pictures. Considering the ubiquity of this notion this seems paradoxical. Whenever there is mention of the internet, the user is not far. Who, then, is this user? Of course he does exist. As an individual, he is showing himself in the net with the aid of private webcams. And there he can also be photographed. Private webcams presumably serve some kind of communication and self-assurance. Ideally, they are immersed, after some time, in the user’s daily life. Then, the protagonist behaves towards the camera just like towards a low-maintenance – while possibly somewhat neurotic – pet. The medium within which the users show themselves at the same time is also the one through which they can be depicted. In order to get to them and report on them, one has to look through the medium. In doing so one gets very close to them. Using their webcams, I was on location. This is the only way I was able to shoot these pictures. As a real person with a real camera – as a photographer – I would never have gotten there. This way, “THE USERS” pushes into spheres that thus far have not been explored by photography. The web is – also – a big camera. © Kurt Caviezel; all rights reserved #user #portrait #privacy #report #selfie #surveillance #cctv #cctvcamera #monitoring #apparatus #programm #art #kurtcaviezel #bigdata #webcam #netcam #camera #surveillancecam #contemporaryphotography #photography #pipe #glasses
Kurt Caviezel, AMERICAN SELFIES series: The work of AMERICAN SELFIES is a ongoing report about the USA - photographed by means of publicly accessible surveillance cameras via the internet, taken at my place of work in Zurich. Billboards line the path along the American highways. Advertising is displayed as well as local, regional and national information. The cameras I access for this work have the purpose of monitoring the functionality of the billboards. For this they were fixed on long iron poles, which are mounted to the billboards, in order to allow a view from the distance of a few meters. In the pictures you can see the billboards but also the sceneries, landscapes, cities surrounding them. A current image of the USA, perhaps reminiscent of a road movie in the sequence of pictures. The cameras, mounted on the tips of the iron poles, are looking at the USA from an elevated position. The irone poles are included in the picture and reminiscent of our selfie-sticks. The title AMERICAN SELFIES is almost obligatory in this habitus or arrangement. The country depicts itself in this way, producing selfies automatically and continuously. If you want to understand a country, you have to look at its advertising. It reflects the demands and offers, current longings and needs, the psychology, the constituent common archetypes. Relationships between state and citizens, social structures, self-understandings and taboos as well as communication practices are manifested. In short: The current state of the USA can be seen in this report. ©ᴀʟʟ ʀɪɢʜᴛs ʀᴇsᴇʀᴠᴇᴅ #report #usa #surveillance #cctv #cctvcamera #monitoring #selfie #selfiestick #contemporaryphotography #kurtcaviezel #americanselfies #america #landscape #americanlandscape #advertising #bigdata #newphotography #photography #postphotography #billboards #postphotography #lumberjack
THE USERS A web image search for the term „user“ returns icons only – graphic symbols. The user does not exist, at least not in pictures. Considering the ubiquity of this notion this seems paradoxical. Whenever there is mention of the internet, the user is not far. Who, then, is this user? Of course he does exist. As an individual, he is showing himself in the net with the aid of private webcams. And there he can also be photographed. Private webcams presumably serve some kind of communication and self-assurance. Ideally, they are immersed, after some time, in the user’s daily life. Then, the protagonist behaves towards the camera just like towards a low-maintenance – while possibly somewhat neurotic – pet. The medium within which the users show themselves at the same time is also the one through which they can be depicted. In order to get to them and report on them, one has to look through the medium. In doing so one gets very close to them. Using their webcams, I was on location. This is the only way I was able to shoot these pictures. As a real person with a real camera – as a photographer – I would never have gotten there. This way, “THE USERS” pushes into spheres that thus far have not been explored by photography. The web is – also – a big camera. © Kurt Caviezel; all rights reserved #user #portrait #privacy #report #selfie #surveillance #cctv #cctvcamera #monitoring #apparatus #programm #art #kurtcaviezel #bigdata #webcam #netcam #camera #surveillancecam #contemporaryphotography #photography
Kurt Caviezel, AMERICAN SELFIES series: The work of AMERICAN SELFIES is a ongoing report about the USA - photographed by means of publicly accessible surveillance cameras via the internet, taken at my place of work in Zurich. Billboards line the path along the American highways. Advertising is displayed as well as local, regional and national information. The cameras I access for this work have the purpose of monitoring the functionality of the billboards. For this they were fixed on long iron poles, which are mounted to the billboards, in order to allow a view from the distance of a few meters. In the pictures you can see the billboards but also the sceneries, landscapes, cities surrounding them. A current image of the USA, perhaps reminiscent of a road movie in the sequence of pictures. The cameras, mounted on the tips of the iron poles, are looking at the USA from an elevated position. The irone poles are included in the picture and reminiscent of our selfie-sticks. The title AMERICAN SELFIES is almost obligatory in this habitus or arrangement. The country depicts itself in this way, producing selfies automatically and continuously. If you want to understand a country, you have to look at its advertising. It reflects the demands and offers, current longings and needs, the psychology, the constituent common archetypes. Relationships between state and citizens, social structures, self-understandings and taboos as well as communication practices are manifested. In short: The current state of the USA can be seen in this report. ©ᴀʟʟ ʀɪɢʜᴛs ʀᴇsᴇʀᴠᴇᴅ #report #usa #surveillance #cctv #cctvcamera #monitoring #selfie #selfiestick #contemporaryphotography #kurtcaviezel #americanselfies #america #landscape #americanlandscape #advertising #bigdata #newphotography #photography #postphotography #billboards #postphotography #judge #strong #fair #ready #midterms
THE USERS A web image search for the term „user“ returns icons only – graphic symbols. The user does not exist, at least not in pictures. Considering the ubiquity of this notion this seems paradoxical. Whenever there is mention of the internet, the user is not far. Who, then, is this user? Of course he does exist. As an individual, he is showing himself in the net with the aid of private webcams. And there he can also be photographed. Private webcams presumably serve some kind of communication and self-assurance. Ideally, they are immersed, after some time, in the user’s daily life. Then, the protagonist behaves towards the camera just like towards a low-maintenance – while possibly somewhat neurotic – pet. The medium within which the users show themselves at the same time is also the one through which they can be depicted. In order to get to them and report on them, one has to look through the medium. In doing so one gets very close to them. Using their webcams, I was on location. This is the only way I was able to shoot these pictures. As a real person with a real camera – as a photographer – I would never have gotten there. This way, “THE USERS” pushes into spheres that thus far have not been explored by photography. The web is – also – a big camera. © Kurt Caviezel; all rights reserved #user #portrait #privacy #report #selfie #surveillance #cctv #cctvcamera #monitoring #apparatus #programm #art #kurtcaviezel #bigdata #webcam #netcam #camera #surveillancecam #contemporaryphotography #photography #snowwhite #apple
Kurt Caviezel, AMERICAN SELFIES series: The work of AMERICAN SELFIES is a ongoing report about the USA - photographed by means of publicly accessible surveillance cameras via the internet, taken at my place of work in Zurich. Billboards line the path along the American highways. Advertising is displayed as well as local, regional and national information. The cameras I access for this work have the purpose of monitoring the functionality of the billboards. For this they were fixed on long iron poles, which are mounted to the billboards, in order to allow a view from the distance of a few meters. In the pictures you can see the billboards but also the sceneries, landscapes, cities surrounding them. A current image of the USA, perhaps reminiscent of a road movie in the sequence of pictures. The cameras, mounted on the tips of the iron poles, are looking at the USA from an elevated position. The irone poles are included in the picture and reminiscent of our selfie-sticks. The title AMERICAN SELFIES is almost obligatory in this habitus or arrangement. The country depicts itself in this way, producing selfies automatically and continuously. If you want to understand a country, you have to look at its advertising. It reflects the demands and offers, current longings and needs, the psychology, the constituent common archetypes. Relationships between state and citizens, social structures, self-understandings and taboos as well as communication practices are manifested. In short: The current state of the USA can be seen in this report. ©ᴀʟʟ ʀɪɢʜᴛs ʀᴇsᴇʀᴠᴇᴅ #report #usa #surveillance #cctv #cctvcamera #monitoring #selfie #selfiestick #contemporaryphotography #kurtcaviezel #americanselfies #america #landscape #americanlandscape #advertising #bigdata #newphotography #photography #postphotography #billboards #postphotography #lou #borderwall #trump #stupid #midterms
THE USERS A web image search for the term „user“ returns icons only – graphic symbols. The user does not exist, at least not in pictures. Considering the ubiquity of this notion this seems paradoxical. Whenever there is mention of the internet, the user is not far. Who, then, is this user? Of course he does exist. As an individual, he is showing himself in the net with the aid of private webcams. And there he can also be photographed. Private webcams presumably serve some kind of communication and self-assurance. Ideally, they are immersed, after some time, in the user’s daily life. Then, the protagonist behaves towards the camera just like towards a low-maintenance – while possibly somewhat neurotic – pet. The medium within which the users show themselves at the same time is also the one through which they can be depicted. In order to get to them and report on them, one has to look through the medium. In doing so one gets very close to them. Using their webcams, I was on location. This is the only way I was able to shoot these pictures. As a real person with a real camera – as a photographer – I would never have gotten there. This way, “THE USERS” pushes into spheres that thus far have not been explored by photography. The web is – also – a big camera. © Kurt Caviezel; all rights reserved #user #portrait #privacy #report #selfie #surveillance #cctv #cctvcamera #monitoring #apparatus #programm #art #kurtcaviezel #bigdata #webcam #netcam #camera #surveillancecam #contemporaryphotography #photography #mother #daughter #persil
Kurt Caviezel, AMERICAN SELFIES series: The work of AMERICAN SELFIES is a ongoing report about the USA - photographed by means of publicly accessible surveillance cameras via the internet, taken at my place of work in Zurich. Billboards line the path along the American highways. Advertising is displayed as well as local, regional and national information. The cameras I access for this work have the purpose of monitoring the functionality of the billboards. For this they were fixed on long iron poles, which are mounted to the billboards, in order to allow a view from the distance of a few meters. In the pictures you can see the billboards but also the sceneries, landscapes, cities surrounding them. A current image of the USA, perhaps reminiscent of a road movie in the sequence of pictures. The cameras, mounted on the tips of the iron poles, are looking at the USA from an elevated position. The irone poles are included in the picture and reminiscent of our selfie-sticks. The title AMERICAN SELFIES is almost obligatory in this habitus or arrangement. The country depicts itself in this way, producing selfies automatically and continuously. If you want to understand a country, you have to look at its advertising. It reflects the demands and offers, current longings and needs, the psychology, the constituent common archetypes. Relationships between state and citizens, social structures, self-understandings and taboos as well as communication practices are manifested. In short: The current state of the USA can be seen in this report. ©ᴀʟʟ ʀɪɢʜᴛs ʀᴇsᴇʀᴠᴇᴅ #report #usa #surveillance #cctv #cctvcamera #monitoring #selfie #selfiestick #contemporaryphotography #kurtcaviezel #americanselfies #america #landscape #americanlandscape #advertising #bigdata #newphotography #photography #postphotography #billboards #postphotography #crime #safety
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