James Hill

Photography, BA (Hons)

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About me

My name is James Hill and I am a third year photography student. I am interested in various forms of photography and enjoy creating my own work within the realm of landscape, social documentary and experimental practises. I am primarily interested in creating photographic work of my surroundings and the issues that affect me and the place that I live.

'The Smart Home' is a series of photomontages that explore our increasingly technological domestic environment. The main focus of the project is to warn the viewer about how their personal data is recorded and subsequently used by large corporations that create potentially privacy-breaching products such as virtual assistants. As we are collectively more and more willing to invite these technologies into our home, I believe that we need to retain a crucial awareness about how our data is used. Inspired by works such as George Orwell’s 1984, the project delves into complex themes such as privacy, consumerism, security and surveillance.

Keywords: photomontage, montage, constructed, privacy, domestic, interior, surveillance, consumerism, security