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.
Exhibition FOTODOK (No) Privacy
Utrecht, September 6 - October 25, 2015
Artist talk Foam Museumnacht 2016
Amsterdam, November 5, 2016
Stadsarchief acquires ‘de Staat’
Amsterdam, November 28, 2018
Technique: colour 6x7 film, analogue C-print
Mounted and finished with perspex
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