The 5 billionth photo was uploaded to Flickr last September and users upload half that many to facebook every month. Projects that mine these photos always intrigue me (here are two that we’ve written about previously: photographic behavior in major cities and cultural buzz). Corrine Vionnet’s Photo Opportunities is one such. She’s taken hundreds of tourist snapshots found online of well-known locations and landmarks and created new photos by combining these snapshots. The new photos work as sort of impressionist ideals of the places in question. Reminds me of Jason Salavon‘s work (Every Playboy Centerfold,
The Decades, 76 Blowjobs, and Homes For Sale, for instance).