19 images Created 9 Mar 2010
'Paranoid Britain, A Walk Through The Surveillance Society': A series of photographs taken by leading international photographer, Steve Forrest during his regular walk to work from his home (around 4.3 km). Passing over 110 cameras along the way (one for every 39m). In the UK the use of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) for surveillance and crime control has grown to unprecedented levels making the UK the most 'watched' nation on earth, accounting for 20% of world CCTV sales. There is an estimated 4.2 million CCTV cameras in the UK. Between £150 and £300 million per year is spent on a surveillance industry covering private businesses, shopping areas, housing estates, car parks and public facilities, despite having a negligible effect on the prevention and the fight against crime.