Link

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/series/sean-o-hagan-on-photography

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/series/sean-o-hagan-on-photography

Óscar Monzón photographs drivers’ private moments

Invasive photography upsets people but it is raw and edgy and somehow compelling.  Anna, a BAVA graduate, worked using invasive photography.  It caused a lot of criticism and is still discussed, but no one forgets those images.

It is a form of surveillance.  How is it acceptable for a CCTV camera to catch intimate moments but not for a photographer?

This article has an advert next to it for a photography course showing lighting set up and a model.  This  invasive work makes the studio work seem worse than trite.  A model poses, it is tired and sad.  A model is like a battery chicken caged and helpless, the images here are wild like a wildlife photographer catching a moment in the hidden life of something wild, a second caught in the lights.

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