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