Nov 27, 2012

Exploring the World through Google Street View

 

Aaron Hobson is photographer and Google Street View explorer. Born in Rochester, NY and now living in a remote town in the Adirondack mountains, Hobson is part of a new breed of contemporary artists finding places of interest and glimpses of human life through the lens of Google Street View. In his own words:

“In search of enchanted and remote lands typically only reserved for the eyes of its inhabitants, but now are captured on camera by the automated and aesthetically-neutered street view cars that linger. Void of the main character (self-portrait) and an internal view, these images represent the closing chapter of 4 years of cinemascapes with an external view of the world.”

 

Hobson’s work is reminiscent of Jon Rafman’s street view curations. For more, be sure to visit Aaron’s official site as well as his Facebook page where he routinely shares his latest discoveries.

 

 

1. La Linea de la Concepcion, Spain

la linea de la concepcion spain Exploring the World through Google Street View

Original Photograph by Google Street View | Curated by Aaron Hobson

 

 

2. Las Champas, Mexico

las champas mexico aaron hobson Exploring the World through Google Street View

Original Photograph by Google Street View | Curated by Aaron Hobson

 

 

3. The Côte d’Azur (French Riviera)

cote de azur Exploring the World through Google Street View

Original Photograph by Google Street View | Curated by Aaron Hobson

 

 

4. Highway 101 through Humboldt County

highway 101 through humboldt county usa Exploring the World through Google Street View

Original Photograph by Google Street View | Curated by Aaron Hobson

 

 

5. Somewhere in the Italian Alps

italian alps Exploring the World through Google Street View

Original Photograph by Google Street View | Curated by Aaron Hobson

 

 

6. North Coast of Estonia (Gulf of Finland)

north coast of estonia on gulf of finland Exploring the World through Google Street View

Original Photograph by Google Street View | Curated by Aaron Hobson

 

 

7. Okinawa Prefecture, Japan

okinawa prefecture japan aaron hobson google street view Exploring the World through Google Street View

Original Photograph by Google Street View | Curated by Aaron Hobson

 

 

8. Streets of Hong Kong (self-portrait)

hong kong google street view car self portrait Exploring the World through Google Street View

Original Photograph by Google Street View | Curated by Aaron Hobson

 

 

9. Detroit, Michigan, USA

detroit michigan usa aaron hobson google maps street view pictures Exploring the World through Google Street View

Original Photograph by Google Street View | Curated by Aaron Hobson

 

 

10. Southern Texas, USA

trailer home south texas usa aaron hobson google street view Exploring the World through Google Street View

Original Photograph by Google Street View | Curated by Aaron Hobson

 

 

11. Acquaresi, Sardinia

acquaresi sardinia aaron hobson Exploring the World through Google Street View

Original Photograph by Google Street View | Curated by Aaron Hobson

 

 

12. Bage, Brazil

bage brazil aaron hobson google maps street view pictures Exploring the World through Google Street View

Original Photograph by Google Street View | Curated by Aaron Hobson

 

 

13. Posada de Valdeón, Spain

posade de valedon spain aaron hobson google maps street view pictures Exploring the World through Google Street View

Original Photograph by Google Street View | Curated by Aaron Hobson

 

 

14. Utsira, Norway

utsira norway aaron hobson google maps street view pictures Exploring the World through Google Street View

Original Photograph by Google Street View | Curated by Aaron Hobson

 

 

15. San Felipe Jalapa de Diaz, Mexico

san felipe jalapa de diaz mexico aaron hobson google street view Exploring the World through Google Street View

Original Photograph by Google Street View | Curated by Aaron Hobson

 

 

16. Shipping Container Bridge, Taiwan

shipping container bridge taiwan aaron hobson google street view Exploring the World through Google Street View

Original Photograph by Google Street View | Curated by Aaron Hobson

 

 

17. Sanday Island, Scotland

sanday island scotland aaron hobson google maps street view pictures Exploring the World through Google Street View

Original Photograph by Google Street View | Curated by Aaron Hobson

 

 

18. Saint-Nicolas-de-la-Grave, France

saint nicolas de la grave france aaron hobson google maps street view pictures Exploring the World through Google Street View

Original Photograph by Google Street View | Curated by Aaron Hobson

 

 

19. Desert Land in Mexico

somewhere in mexico aaron hobson google street view Exploring the World through Google Street View

Original Photograph by Google Street View | Curated by Aaron Hobson

 

 

20. Route 17, South Africa

route 17 south africa aaron hobson Exploring the World through Google Street View

Original Photograph by Google Street View | Curated by Aaron Hobson

 

 

After the devastating tsunami in Japan last year, Aaron created a special series of 18 images from the tsunami ravaged Tohoku Region (via Google Street View). There are signed, limited edition prints available for $25 to help raise funds for relief efforts. You can find more information here, and see the complete gallery here.

 

21. Tohoku, Japan – Post Tsunami

piles aaron hobson google street view Exploring the World through Google Street View

Original Photograph by Google Street View | Curated by Aaron Hobson

 

 

22. Tohoku, Japan – Post Tsunami

symphony aaron hobson google street view Exploring the World through Google Street View

Original Photograph by Google Street View | Curated by Aaron Hobson

 

 

23. Tohoku, Japan – Post Tsunami

sweepingman aaron hobson google street view Exploring the World through Google Street View

Original Photograph by Google Street View | Curated by Aaron Hobson

 

 

 

See more on aaronhobson.com and on Facebook!

 

 

 

 

 

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