The last couple of weeks we’ve been seeing multiple visual patterns belonging to this new type of reality we are living in. Empty streets and squares, animals roaming in cities (real and fake), the balcony culture, pictures of politicians next to planes with medical equipment, stuffed animals behind windows and many more. As I’ve always been an Easter fan, I’m very much into this new decoration hit: the protected eggs. Happy Easter to all!
These images of the hungry seagull are strikingly similar. What makes photographers approach a subject in a comparable way? Did they know the other images and what do they think when seeing all three next to each other on StreetRepeat?
This truck with the image of Holy Maria has been driving on Italy’s highways and attracting several street photographers into photographing it against the blue sky. Some of the photographers were aware of the images by others, but still decided to create a version of their own. Photos like these are what led me to start the StreetRepeat project, as they kept appearing in my feed, causing the déjà vu feeling and some confusion. Now I’m happy to share the stories of all three featured photographers and the story behind the religious symbols on lorries in Italy.