The above photo was taken at 5th & Natoma, Thursday December 22nd in San Francisco. I feel like I am taking a huge risk hoping that this is a stunning work of street statement. What you see is a larger-than-life image of a surveillance camera on the side of a building in a Clear (as in mud) Channel side-of-building billboard slot. There is zero branding or text of any sort on the image as I could see.
I have to assume this is culture jamming as who could be so crass as to show a larger-than-life surveillance camera in a neighborhood that is already under heavy surveillance. So I’ll risk my cred and be pleased to assume it’s a daring piece of art. If so, it’s an stellar piece in the style of Bansky or locally approved wall-artist Rigo (one tree, inner city home) while still making a statement of it’s own. If it’s not legit-street, I’m an ass for even archiving some PR agency’s reminder to this inner city n’hood they really aren’t free.
So I’m ready to be let down, but I have to know more. Do you know who put this there?