May 16th, 2011 by Glendyn
At first glance these images could be mistaken for great fine art or street photography. But they are sourced from an altogether different type of documentation. Similar to this other guy I blogged about a while ago, Jon Rafman who has created 9-Eyes must spend hours (months?) traversing Google Maps discovering the beautiful, bizarre, surreal and spontaneous moments of poetry and drama that daily life brings with it. All these ‘scenes’ are captured by the nine lenses perched on top of the Google vehicles as they drive around the world collecting data for Googles street view.
It’s well worth taking the 15 minutes or so it takes to scroll through the collection.