Tuesday, 14 July 2009

in the hive

i found this really neat art project called the Hive, orchestrated by Kyle Cassidy, in which 23 cameras scattered across the U.S. are controlled by one photographer (in a sense). Cassidy sent random text messages to the 23 volunteers over a period of 48 hours, instructing them to take a photo of whatever was in front of them at that moment. here's a quote from the website:

This is travel photography -- of places I've never been; secret places.I've not been to Paris, but I know what the Eiffel tower looks like. I've seen it from multiple angles, and I've seen it at night. What I haven't seen is the laundry room of the apartment complex a mile from the center of town -- and that's really what I'm interested in -- the quiet, unknown moments that make up our lives.

it's fascinating browsing through the pictures on the website, popping in and out of the lives of random people. i dig it.


AlicePleasance said...

I always fall for this kind of photo/art projects. It's "fascination by chance" :-)

[Tara] said...

Wonderful idea! It indulges our natural voyeurism!

Estrella said...

Great great project, i am going to see it right now!