The Nine Eyes of Google Street View
13th June 2012
Named after the nine lenses that document our towns, cities and villages for the purposes of Google Maps, The Nine Eyes of Google Street View is a photo project by Canadian artist John Rafman. His project picks out the scenes Google perhaps weren't counting on collecting.
The Nine Eyes of Google Street View is a collection of the beautiful, bizarre and sometimes disturbing sights captured by the lenses of the Google Street View camera.
While focussing on the extraordinary sights across the world, it is the everyday occurences that happen all around us that are perhaps the most captivating... Just like the pictures that are shared on Blipfoto.
Rafman trawled through Google Streetmaps and dedicated blogs to curate his images.
The project has now been published as a book featuring hundreds of the images he has found through Street View blogs and his own searches.
Other artists have also used Google's street views, including Mishka Henner, whose trawling of the site drew together images of prostitutes from around the world for his work - No Man's Land.
We've selected some of our ten favourites from The Nine Eyes of Google Street View here, but see Rafman's site for more amazing iamges.