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Google Street View Paintings

Google Street View is already highly controversial. Whether technological revolution, or “Big Brother”, there are different arguments for and against the Google feature.

A really pro argument are the Google Street View artworks by Kentucky artist Bill Guffey! He uses the Street View pictures as references for his landscape work:

“Using Google Street View, I’ve completed a series of paintings, one from each state in the U.S. Except Hawaii (they don’t have Street View there yet). Some scenes are typical of the area, others not so much so. [...]

I have received word from Google that it is permissable for artists to use Google Street View as a reference when working in traditional methods to create art. This opens up an entire world for artists that are disabled and confined to their homes or facilities, or with restricted mobility.”
(Bill Guffey)

In my opinion it’s a good idea to work with new technology in this way! Check out all the paintings at bnguffy.com.

Google Street View Paintings
Google Street View Paintings by Bill Guffey

Via theouterbox.com.

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