Photographers Street View index

Photographers Street View

updated  31 August 2019
Google Street View Camera Closeup
a Google "9 eyes" camera
by Kowloonese at en.wikipedia
Welcome! The images you see in this collection are derived from Google Street View using Google's "Picasa" photo editing. The site has been developed to feature locations of interest to the author/photographer and you.

Google explains their Street View project, including ways you can become involved on their page, "Understand Street View." This page shows illustrations of the various ways their cameras are mounted on all sorts of contraptions (not just cars). You may be "wowed" by their publishing process here, too. Hats off to Google for starting a revolution in how we see our world and share it with each other!

From 2013 comes this close look at a Google Street View car with Laser scanners and multiple cameras. Computer History Museum‎

Google's 9 eyes Street View self-portrait, Sept 2015
What did the photographer miss?

I follow Google's "9 eyes," looking around to see what's there. Worldwide, Jon Rafman ( and I are the only ones I know that are doing this, each of us following our own interests. Due to my family background (DeForest Diver Collection & I tend to notice things related to railroads and commerce.

Acknowledgement to Street View and the Street View URL will be provided for each photo, which will allow you to visit the location, too--and create your own interpretations.

An angle, an older Street View tour of the area or a change in tone might suggest a unique view for you to snip. Move that mouse! Venture down that lonely alley or country byway. Look around. Street View isn't just a directional aid. It's an explorer's tool. Have a wonderful trip!

Shadows on Summer Street
page 50, The Earl J. Arnold Advertising Card Collection
Google Street View, Sept 2014

(most likely location of the Double Thread Sewing Company offices, Boston MA)
This blog originated unexpectedly as a by-product of the Earl J. Arnold Advertising Card Collection. The author found himself enjoying Google Street View entirely too much, snipping here and there contemporary photos of locations of largely northeastern American businesses in the 19th century. When the indexing of the Arnold collection is complete (don't hold your breath) the author intends to return here to develop this blog further. As Diana Studer says, "A garden that's finished is dead."

As of 2019 an increasing number of photographers are modifying, organizing and incorporating Google Street View images in their works of art. Although experience in photography is helpful, anybody with patience can clip the 9 eyes' images. Time Magazine's 2012 article "Street View and Beyond: Google's Influence on Photography" gives a good overview of the state of the art at that time. Original images shared in connection with both this Photographers Street View site and the Artistic Google project on the old Google+ platform are copyrighted by Google Maps. A favorite site for Street View derivative artwork is Google Street View Art logo

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Photographers Street View is part of a network of sites: the Arnold Collections.

Arnold Collection divisions:
About the Collection curator (Jeff Diver):
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