In a fine example of the changing faces of a city and the ways we document our surroundings, Halley Docherty aka Shystone has taken 18th and 19th-century paintings of London and superimposed them on to present-day Google Street View screenshots, making a collage of London then and now. Originally commissioned by Guardian Cities, artist’s latest collages remixed some well known historical paintings of city scenes around the world, from Istanbul to Saint Petersburg and Tokyo to New York, superimposed on to Google Street View. Shystone’s work offers a fascinating reminder that we are always living among the past. (src. Guardian Cities & My Modern Metropolis)
Goodbye Snowy Days. Hello Sandy Beaches.