Facial recognition dates back to the 1960s. A project labeled Man machine would attempt to recognise and identify a person by extracting the coordinates of features such as the centre of pupils, the inside corner of eyes, the outside corner of eyes, point of widows peak, and so on.
Fast forward to modern day and we now have systems in place that are recording and storing our facial image without the need of a cooperating test subject . Systems installed in public places can identify individuals in a crowd without their knowledge. This rapid advance in technology and surveillance in general, has caused many to question our right to privacy and the methods of obtaining information without our consent.
The photos connected to this project are my way of representing our current image and surveillance society. A place where our identity is being digitised on a daily basis.
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Japan has the highest proportion of senior citizens in the world, around 20% of the national population is over 65, the vast majority continues to work way beyond retirement age and defy the preconceived abilities of the older generation. This is now the time of the super ageing.
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Made in Taiwan
Psychologist estimate we daydream for one-third to one-half of our waking hours, although a single daydream last only a few minutes.
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A journey around my former home of Manchester
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Modern life which for many of us can be a daily assault on our senses.
We grow accustomed to the noises, sights and smells, becoming passive to the billboards and
de tuned to stranger’s conversations. Sometimes it’s because of the all too familiar; the daily rituals we all observe and repetitive tasks that our memory simply doesn’t need to preserve another record of performing. Sometimes it’s to escape. It’s these moments of contemplation I have chosen to document:
Click on any of the thumbnail images to launch the viewer. You can then navigate forward and backward within the portfolio by clicking the left or right side of the enlarged image. Click the add to collection checkbox to automatically add an image to your collection. Image tags or search engine keywords appear below the collections' checkbox and each word or phrase is a link to potentially more image matches.