Canada-based artist Jon Rafman has gathered a huge selection of photography captured by Google Maps’ “Street View” cameras. Aptly named 9-eyes after the nine cameras used by Google to capture 360-degree horizontal views of the streets of the world, the photographs gathered by Rafman certainly reflect a raw, honest depiction of humanity that are beautifully composed and remind me of vintage polaroids.
“Within the panoramas, I can locate images of gritty urban life reminiscent of hard-boiled American street photography. Or, if I prefer, I can find images of rural Americana that recall photography commissioned by the Farm Securities Administration during the depression,” says Rafman in an article published here. See a sampling below and check out daily updates at www.9-eyes.com.
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