Reality of Imaging explores digital and analogue processes of imaging, taking the public spaces of Sydney’s CBD as subject. This body of work seeks to evoke the malaise of a saturated media culture and control society. My mixed-media approach to painting involved a layered process, starting with surveillance-esque photographic images of everyday figures, then using Photoshop, and laserjet printers and photocopiers these were transposed onto the painting surface through various collage or painting techniques, creating an interplay between digital pixel and hand-made scrapes and paint. These processes were a means to intervene in the production of the image, and to perform the machinic vision of surveillance systems. This project sought to evoke the uncanny regarding technological vision, the relationship between the self and others, and therein our symbiotic and fraught relationship with technology in everyday life.