How to have your travel photos taken when you’ve lost your camera (in London)

Performance / HD Video


I was the photographer, without a camera. I was also the subject. These are my pseudo-self-portraits. I anticipated myself to be photographed by others both openly and candidly, strategically placing myself so that I would appear in the frame. I also requested photos of me to be taken by people I met. I would sometimes give instructions.

Thanks to the omnipresence of cameras and the abundance of images circulating online, my images could be collected from image sharing platforms. These images taken by difference people become a democratic documentation of my stay in London.

The subject is no longer entirely passive when he reacts or instructs the seemingly active photographer. This boundary between strangers was further blurred when I commented on these photos and communicated with people who took my photo online.