The ‘’Everywhere I look, I’m being looked at’’ series is centred on consumerism and the idea that wanting, and spending, controls our lives. A selection of black and white photographs depict street situations that also feature advertisements, magazine covers, newspapers and billboards.
As well as showing everyday life in an urban environment, the photographs reflect how tightly visual media now surrounds us. The real, and metaphorical, eyes that watch passers-by in Damian Chrobak’s photographs remind us about the influence of media and advertising in contemporary life.
Street photography itself is characterized by the artists’ skill and sensitivity in documenting insight into the aesthetic, psychological and sociological elements of the scenes recorded. Out of today’s non-stop visual stimulation, photographer picks out seemingly insignificant moments in order to reveal their real importance.