Picture of the Day | Re-staging Google

posted by Bridget on 22 June 2012

Daniel Mayrit works in the gap between fiction and documentary and in "Suburban Scenes" he constructs staged street scenes using the vernacular of the google street views.

When I first saw Daniel Mayrit's project "Suburban Scenes" at the University of Westminster's BA degree show I initially dismissed them as rather badly taken street photographs. But given that this was a project in a final degree show I took a closer look and recognised something familiar.

Many photographers and artists have turned to the internet as a prompt for making work and Google Street Views are a popular choice. But Daniel hasn't simply trawled the internet picking out his favourite snapshots, but instead has used the aesthetic of Google, down to the elevated position of the camera and wide angled lens to produce his own version of the street.

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