Jon Rafman's Nine Eyes of Google Street View
The images, all captured anonymously by the spider-eyed ball atop a Google van, range from the haunting to the lyrical. Despite the specifics of time and location, each picture resonates with symbolic force.
For a new online exhibition at Sprüth Magers, Rafman presents a new slideshow and sixteen prints. The slideshow, at the top of the page, is viewable exclusively online, and was programmed to create a random, constantly changing sequence of images from Nine Eyes of Google Street View. The sixteen prints offer snapshot epiphanies from far-flung corners of the globe, and each one is titled after the particular location of its capture.