de staat

White police booths with tinted, reflecting windows, popped up in the streets where I grew up. In no time they seem to have become a common and aesthetic feature of our streetscape. Will they ever be removed again?

In de Staat (the State) Tromp depicts the increasing surveillance of public spaces.

Technique: colour 6x7 film, analogue C-prints.
Mounted and finished with perspex.

Ongoing project

 

Exhibition FOTODOK (No) Privacy, Utrecht
6 september - 25 okotober 2015

http://fotodok.org/tentoonstelling/no-privacy-2

Publication Vrij Nederland #35 fotospecial, 29 augustus 2015

Publication Vrij Nederland #35 fotospecial, 29 augustus 2015

While shooting this series I was repeatedly stopped by the police. "What are you taking photos of?", they wanted to know.

My identity was verified
and my presence at the site
was recorded.