Friday, January 18, 2013

The World as Seen By Google Satellite View

Dori Szente takes photographs of Budapest and then photoshops them so that the images reflect the perspective distorted views of Google Satellite View. For example, the hexagonal shaped tower above on Google Maps seems to be leaning into the street and Szente's ground level photo of the building has been photoshopped to mirror that distortion.

Street View Photography is another good example of the New Aesthetic in art, an aesthetic that is beginning to portray a vision of the world as seen by machines. I also think it's a really great idea for a photography project that has resulted in an interesting perspective on the urban landscape.

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