Thursday, February 07, 2013

"You can easily visit this spot on your own in Streetview and walk up and down the street and do 360s and take in the view in all directions. It makes you wonder if Frank were shooting The Americans today, would he even bother documenting Butte? Would a list of Google Streetview coordinates serve the same purpose?

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You can look up the [. . .] address in Streetview but all you'll find is raw information. The photo won't tell a story. It won't stand on its own. Without a lot of curation and editing Streetview is just Streetview. Another day, another town in the life of a nontraveling nonphotographer."

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