Homage, “ is a photographic project that unites the concepts of citizen surveillance and the meaning of the omnipresent camera in lower Manhattan at the precise spots that the two planes on 9/11 2001 hit the twin towers of the World Trade Center. I, as a photographer have documented the citizens who specifically take their time to stop and photograph 1 Wall Street, or The Freedom Tower. The idea’s of surveillance and the freedom of the individual are in our culture inextricably linked to our idea of democracy. Documented with my camera are individuals who consciously or unconsciously perform the act of citizen surveillance. I am watching 21st century citizens who use any kind of camera to record and survey the Freedom Tower, as we, at times watch each other and as we are watched by the NYPD. Depicted are idiosyncratic individuals standing mostly against the Federal Building’s south wall facing Ground Zero. Most individuals take a similar picture as in Don De Lillo’s novel White Noise where he describes the idea of “ The Most Photographed Barn in America, “ becoming a simulacrum. It seems that most of the people taking pictures seem to think that the point at which they stop and shoot is somehow original. I do not look down on them for this. They underline the concept, and the fact, that almost everyone is a photographer now and it would be naïve to view the medium as if billions of images were not available on the web.With the advent of digital cameras, cell phones, I Pads, Google Glass, and other technologies that enable the user to record like visual journalists, photography and the citizen have never been in such a prolific position of surveillance. Thousands of trillions of photographs will be made in the coming years. Almost everyone is a photographer now. This is how we pay homage. We do so by taking photographs.