Google Street View’s Unintentional Street Photography

Victoria Highway, Gregory, Australia

I love this. Artist Jon Rafman has mined the depths of Google’s Street View project and found some gems. Street View, of course, is Google’s effort beginning in 2007 to photograph the streets and storefronts of the world as part of its Google Maps direction finding service. Rafman’s project website has 3 pdf volumes comprising his Street View curation. Others have done this before, and at least one crime has been solved using Google Street View, but this is the first effort I’ve seen culling out (or attempting to cull out) interesting photography.

(via waxy.org)

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