"Google Photography"

2018

color

My concept is recorded street view in London online. I used Google Street View to make some screenshots. I was interested in the particular relationship between Google Street View’s cameras and their surroundings. From a supposedly neutral point of view, Street View takes photographs without apparent concern for ethics or aesthetics. So I make it became good photograph through adjusting the color matching and composition of the screenshots.

 

Different from normal photography, I think it would be very interesting to use Google Street View to take photographs. This is a process of re-creation. It gives people a sense of distance and makes people feel that these screenshots are not real. By restoring some sense of meaning to these screenshots, I want to show the lives of Street View’s subjects and putting them on display.

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