Formals is a photographic series covering the topic of inverse surveillance. As I go about my daily routines, I survey the surroundings above me and locate surveillance cameras that intrude on the spaces that I inhabit not only through their CRM (i.e. capturing, recording, monitoring) capabilities, but also through their visually physical positions. Knowing that my presence has already been monitored and captured, perhaps even recorded, by these cameras, I turn my own lens around and capture their presence in their own surroundings as well. The resulting photographs result in a power dynamic shift (i.e. me turning the camera on them) with the captured surveillance camera being set on a banal backdrop, placing it at an everyday, non-specific location. The idea is to showcase the random insertions of these lens-based CRM devices around us and bring attention to how their predominant placements can change the scenery entirely, even becoming an eyesore at times... That is, if we even dare to pay attention in the first place.