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Pierre Jeannelle


Google Screen View

Google Street View is a feature of Google Map that virtually represents the world around us through millions of panoramic pictures. The platform allows you to navigate through the streets and roads of many countries. In 2019, Google announced that it had photographed 16 million kilometers across the planet.   I have always been fascinated by this accessibility, and I find that it fits easily into this paradox that we are currently living in, still imprisoned by ancestral customs, but over-equipped with technologies of which we only use a quarter. Like all confined photographers, I have never wanted to take photos as much as since i can’t, but I found via Google Street View, a little of what made the joys of my hunts . Choose a place by chance or by instinct, go up the street, turn around, look for the light and finally choose the right angle. In this series I tried not to seek the unusual, not to seek the particular scene but rather to capture the image as I would have photographed if I had been present. To rediscover my eye and my perception. I also didn’t search Google for the “10 Most Beautiful Places on Google Street View”, but I haphazardly luck on the globe. I have traversed the mountains of Tibet, descended the winding streets of Bolivia, I have lost myself, from the Indian alleys to the Argentinian pavilions, all comfortably installed in my sofa. Curiously, I have never visited the world so much since I was locked up at home. All images are from screenshots. I only changed the colors and the distortion. Each image is accompanied by its GPS coordinates, and I invite you to use them as starting points for your explorations. By copying the coordinates in Google Map, you will be automatically transported to the exact location of the associated image.   I hope this series will entertain you and that it will make you travel as much as I did.

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