Continuing in the tradition of re-photographic projects, we use the Internet and immersive travel simulators, such as Google Street View and Bing Streetside, to virtually journey to sites where iconic images from the history of photography and cinema were created. While serving a similar impulse, each platform delivers its own unique perception of reality. In choreographing a mashup that offers varied perspectives of a place, we overlay the iconic image with the virtual landscape and then allow an intelligent computer process to determine how those two sets of information will interact and form a new type of image that asks questions about our experience or non-experience of places through the proxy of technology.

Meudon, 1928 (48°48’43.2″N 2°14’49.2″E)
Bus Station (41°53’04.2″N 87°37’51.4″W)
The Accident at the Gare Montparnasse (48°50’28.0″N 2°19’13.8″E)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (40°39’43.1″N 74°06’45.0″W)
Leap Into the Void (48°47’14.0″N 2°17’31.0″E)
Taxi Driver (40°46’05.6″N 73°58’52.2″W)
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (43°39’09.4″N 79°21’29.2″W)
Say Anything (34°09’52.6″N 118°22’44.5″W)
Painter (Anton Raderscheidt) (50°56’28.3″N 6°56’03.2″E)
Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico (36°03’25.6″N 106°07’01.2″W)
Memento (34°14’56.9″N 118°17’24.7″W)
Street Scene, Tchula, Mississippi Delta (33°10’56.4″N 90°13’19.5″W)

Street Scene

Inkjet prints on PhotoTex, 30" x variable heights, 2013 - 2018

in collaboration with Jon Horvath


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© Hans Gindlesberger 2023