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.

Here are Paolo's pictures from around London.

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