Weird and Awkward Google Street View Photos From Around The World
Montreal based artist Jon Rafman is well known “cyber-photographer” as he explores Google Street Views and takes screenshots of the most weird and hilarious landscapes.
“The world captured by Google appears to be more truthful and more transparent because of the weight accorded to external reality, the perception of a neutral, unbiased recording, and even the vastness of the project,” said Jon in his interview to Art Fag City.
“With its supposedly neutral gaze, the Street View photography had a spontaneous quality unspoiled by the sensitivities or agendas of a human photographer. It was tempting to see the images as a neutral and privileged representation of reality—as though the Street Views, wrenched from any social context other than geospatial contiguity, were able to perform true docu-photography, capturing fragments of reality stripped of all cultural intentions.” said the artist.
Have you ever found a photo like these?