»Canadian photographer Jon Rafman explores Google Street Views and takes screenshots of the most incredible discoveries. ‚With its supposedly neutral gaze, the Street View photography had a spontaneous quality unspoiled by the sensitivities or agendas of a human photographer‘, says Rafman. The original pictures were actually shot by an army of Google’s hybrid electric automobiles, each equipped with 9 cameras on a single pole. That’s why Rafman calls his project The Nine Eyes of Google Street View. (via Demilked)
»This series is an exploration into the tattoos and lives of members of South Africa’s „Numbers“ prison gangs (the 26s, 27s & 28s) after having been released back into society, normally after many years, if not decades, of imprisonment (read more).« Araminta de Clermont is a photographer currently based in London.
Room Portraits from an extraordinary perspective by photographer Menno Aden. For his series, Aden mounted a camera on the ceiling of different rooms and took top down pictures that put everything in perspective. The impression of surveillance is beautiful played out by the artist to hint at society’s voyeuristic urge. Get a bird’s eye view for a moment!
The work of Paris based photographer Thomas Jorion is just fantastic! Under the title »Timeless Islands« Jorion has made a series of photos that poetically describe the transient of the world as we have built. Love, love, love it!
Sports complex, United States – 2009, from the series »Another America«
Hotel, Japan – 2009, from the series »Nuigishi«
Movie theater, United States – 2007, from the series »Another America«
Apothecary, Japan – 2008, from the series »Nuigishi«
Hairdressing salon, United States – 2007, from the series »Another America«
»The Social Network« by Nicolas Ritter is a series of amusing photographic illustrations about facebook specific vocabulary and staging of banal things in social networks. The artistic expressions and the highly ironic statement is simply great.
Dina Goldstein’s »In The Dollhouse« depicts the world’s most famous doll living a boring ordinary life with her partner Ken. Their problem: Ken is grappling with his sexuality and finds himself in a loveless marriage while Barbie sinks into depression. »In The Dollhouse« is Goldstein’s follow-up series to her highly acclaimed project »Fallen Princesses«
By the 1980s, the island of Margarita in Venezuela transfigured its landscape with a number of unfinished construction projects. Lots of them have become part of daily life. Alexander Apóstol has documented the effects in his slightly weird series »Skeleton Coast«.