Shooting

Zoe has an attitude to street photo or shooting people without permission. Shooting just like shooting.

Is your camera a lens or a muzzle? Passengers are like animals in the garden, aiming with guns and lens.

The camera as phallus is, at most, a flimsy variant of the inescapable metaphor that everyone unselfconsciously employs. However hazy our awareness of this fantasy, it is named without subtlety whenever we talk about "loading" and "aiming" a camera, about "shotting" a film... Like guns and cars, cameras are fantasy-machines whose use is addictive... Still, there is something predatory in the act of taking a picture. To photoraph people is to violate them, by seeing them as they never see themselves, by having knowledge of them they can never have; it turns people into objects that can be symbolically possessed. ——Susan Sontag