On the 9-eyes tumblr (the number of lens in a Google Street View camera), Jon Rafman posts images cherry-picked from Street View: a stand of trees that wouldn’t look out of place on the cover of a horror novel; victims of car accidents; a superhero asleep on a bench; a child hiding behind a garbage can; a figure in a gas mask crouching in the brush; a dog escaping through a fence, or perhaps trapped, watching forlornly as the inanimate witness recedes down the street.  Some of the images are distorted, creating explosive suns or odd grids of color, and many have the brassy saturation of photographs from the early 1960s.  Surely there are many prompts here for stories or poems, in the tragic, sublime, banal, despairing moments only the impassive camera witnessed
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