Private vs public. Digital vs real life. Paolo Cirio’s Street Ghosts project ticks a few hot topic boxes. Cirio picked out images from anonymous people on Google Streetview. He then recreated real life posters of these passersby and put them up in exactly the same physical spots. Very ghostly indeed.
As he says himself:
As the publicly accessible pictures are of individuals taken without their permission, I reversed the act: I took the pictures of individuals without Google’s permission and posted them on public walls.
Posted by Gerrie Smits