Showing posts from January, 2019

Colliding with our Shadows:

Phone Phlattery More and more we see our screens. We collide with our environment, relying on our technology to interpret our experience for us. Do we see or hear anything of our immediate surroundings? No. Oblivious, we allow passing cameras to catch our image as we lose ourselves in alternate realities. We appear to be here. But our minds are miles away. Google Street View catches our obsession and renders a verdict on our distraction. We have become shadows of ourselves. *** Life, Stilled The "still life" of the 21st century is a far cry from that illustrated by 19th century artists. Since the advent of the cell phone, pedestrian traffic no longer flows predictably, but is a dance of random motions, the demented play of musical chairs. Do we stop when the music starts, or is it the other way 'round? Makes things complicated when we are all dancing to different music! Shadowing Meriden CT original Lost or found? Oblivious to the

15 by two: Google Street View

Single shots You are here. But only for a moment. Your fleeting glimpse is featured here. Momentary inspiration can be revealing, especially when the images are revisited. Here are some perspectives that I have captured using generations of  Google Street View cameras (as many as 15 at one point) while "just passing by." Windsor Vt. original Street View Signal Lights at Windsor Seventeen eyes! You're seeing this via the 15 eyes of Google plus my two. Imperfections are common in these clips. On most images they can be minimized by adjusting the angle or selecting a different Street View year (if available). Below are two moods of Clark Street Rd. in Cayuga NY : original Street View   Winter Sun Between the Lines Ever see wildlife on Google Street View? "Black Towers" is a rare Street View sighting of a Herring Gull in NYC. 2 Water St., NYC   Black Towers "Imperfect Arches