Michael Wolf, Paris Street View No. 28, 2009
Wolf spent hours scanning Paris on Google Street View, identifying surprising moments, mundane gestures, behaviour and anonymous people as they unsuspectingly go about their daily life. It looks as if Wolf is stealing moments of privacy when all he did was just spot and select scenes mechanically taken by Google’s vehicle.
Here and there one Paris Street View presents accidental references to Paris’ most celebrated photo iconography such as these two lovers kissing in the street that immediately evoke Robert Doisneau’s postcard-icious Le Baiser de l’Hôtel de Ville from 1950.
"February, month of despair,
with a skewered heart in the centre."