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'Street Ghosts' brings Google Street View to life

Google Street view has been brought to life by an artist who attaches life-size photos of pedestrians caught on camera to the buildings where they were originally taken.

Artists Paolo Cirio has brought his unique brand of art to London in a project titled 'Street Ghosts'

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.

In doing so, I highlight the viability of this sort of medium as an artistic material ready to comment and shake our society.

– Paolo Cirio, Artist

Here are Paolo's pictures from around London.

Ebor Street, London (left: artist's recreation/right: Google Street View) Credit: Paolo Cirio
12 Cheshire Street, London (left: artist's recreation/right: Google Street View) Credit: Paolo Cirio
134 Woodseet Street London (left: artist's recreation/right: Google Street View) Credit: Paolo Cirio

Here are some more works from around London by Paolo Cirio (without the Google Street View comparison).

70 Redchurch Street, London Credit: Paolo Cirio
Brick Lane, London Credit: Paolo Cirio
103 Sclatrer Street, London Credit: Paolo Cirio
17 Chance Street, London Credit: Paolo Cirio
36 Redchurch Street, London Credit: Paolo Cirio
28 Redchurch Street, London Credit: Paolo Cirio