selected pinhole exposures from December - February, 2020

 from left to right

31-12-19 Tesco, Seven Sisters, 2 nights
03-01-20 Sainsbury’s, Stamford Hill, 2 nights
06-01-20 Lidl, Tottenham, overnight
10-02-20 TkMaxx, Tottenham, overnight
15-02-20 M&S, Dalston, 6 hours
15-02-20 Sainsbury’s, Dalston,  6 hours


    selected pinhole exposures from February - March, 2020

    from left to right 

    09-02-20 Morrisons, Stamford Hill, overnight
    22-02-20 Waitrose, Clerkernwell, 6 hours
    08-03-20 Asda, Stamford Hill, 6 hours
    07-03-20 Sainsbury’s, New Cross Gate, 7 hours
    12-03-20 Asda, Bruce Grove, overnight
    19-03-20 Morrisons, Stamford Hill, 6 hours


    selected pinhole exposures March 2020 

    from left to right

    15-03-20 Sainsbury’s, Farringdon, 5 hours
    17-03-20 Iceland, New Cross Gate, 7 hours
    16-03-20 Sainsbury’s, Chancery Lane, 5 hours
    18-03-20 Tesco, Seven Sisters, overnight
    20-03-20 Tesco, Enfield, 4 hours
    20-03-20 Tesco, Enfield, 4 hours

  Used selection of cameras from Shelflifes exposures, 2020

                                                               Selected pages from Supermarket Diary, 2020


                                                          Installation view, Morrisons, Stamford Hill, 2020


Using shoeboxes rescued from trash or appropriated secondhand, pinhole cameras
were made over a 6-month period and placed underneath parked cars
temporarily to expose their unseen body parts. Various photographic paper, film
types and exposure times were experimented with to trace each boxes encounter,
vulnerably scarring and recording the photographic material.

While some of the photographs were taken locally and with neighbours’ permission,
diary entries reveal the risks taken in sneaking these re-fashioned cameras – oblivious
and suspicious to the potential car owner– underneath vehicles that are the private
belongings of others, and with the intensity with what could happen if caught.

Appearing medical in its gaze and forensic in its surveillance, Undercover
subverts several binaries at once. Keeping suspended the gap between human and
machine, private and public, street and home, hidden and seen; identification with
neither and both of these supposed binaries occur in this urban underworld.

written by artist and writer Benjamin Carey, 2018

Undercover book:

Diary samples:


         Documentation, Tottenham, London, 2020
         unique c-type C41 & black and white photographs,           
         ground sealant, pinhole cameras made from shoe boxes, black paint, foil, gaffa tape



Trapped in a valve, 2018
sound installation, Deptford
exhaust pipe, speaker, mini ipod

Preying for Modesty

Collaborating with people who conduct, or who have captured a  slaughter on camera, this project connects with rituals and historical practices of feeding on flesh. These part abstract/ documentary videos consider wider food production systems and the ethics of both eating and being animal. 

‘Outside Eden, eating means also killing, directly or indirectly, and killing well is an obligation akin to eating well. This applies to a vegan as much as a human carnivore. The devil is, as usual, in the details.’
  - Donna Harraway



Preying for Modesty, 2020
Part IV shot by Chris Panagiotaros in Capertee, Australia


Preying for Modesty, 2020
Part III shot by Libby Gresham in Wattle Ponds, Australia


  Preying for Modesty, 2020
  Part II shot by Jessica Fewkes in Bugiri, Uganda


   Preying for Modesty, 2020
   Part I shot by George Stamatopoulos in Dungog, Australia


selected prints from Meatheads, 2020
unique B&W hand prints on emulsion coated paper 
approx 52cm x 70cm



                      Installation view of Meatheads, St Hatcham Church, Goldsmiths MFA show, 2020


Text written by artist and writer Benjamin Carey, for Preying for Modesty (Meatheads),
PhotoAccess, Canberra, Australia

Selected chemigrams and photographs from Honest Orifice, 2018
Chemigrams have been made directly onto photographic film or paper 
with food scraps or bits gleaned from street markets.


Duct, 2018
copper pipe, expanding glue, spray paint, wood, digital projector, cable, found object
digital video, 10 mins 09 secs, looped

Projection lamp made in collaboration with KavcuK, London 2018