Peeking out the window, you beckon.
Who are you calling? What is it that you see?
Nothing of course. Yet what dreams pass before you?
Behind the shopkeeper’s window is the Lucky Cat. Maneki Neko is beckoning.
In Watching, the Lucky Cat became a stand-in; both for me as photographer with my eye on Chinatown, and for the surveillance cameras I would soon be photographing. After all, I named the series before the surveillance work began.