NO PIC NO PVT  I was an obsessive chartroom member on  This led to a series of photographs, No Pic No Pvt (No Picture No Private).  No Pic No Pvt is a common phrase found in the bio line of some users.  This phrase is a declaration – one cannot instant message a user unless one has a picture of himself in their profile.  This body of work deals with the construction of identity within what was then the fringe of Internet dating – and the fantasy of possibility.  I use the camera as a mediator ­– between the computer and myself, and between the public and myself.

© Kevin McCarty 2020