One Picture Book #62.
Photographs by Eiji Ina.
Nazraeli Press, Portland, 2010. 16 pp., 72 color illustrations, one print, 5½x7¼".
In the 72 reproductions that make up 'Wacht,' Japanese artist Eiji Ina documents in details the omnipresence of security cameras around the world. This is a book of anomalies, as the cameras that simultaneously protect and monitor us vary from humorous and ominous, subtle to clunky, hi-tech to classical.