The Collective Snapshot Project
The Collective Snapshot is a project by Spanish photographer Pep Ventosa. He uses multiple overlays of photos from slightly different angles to transform readily identifiable world landmarks from cliche to abstract received idea. Our collective consciousness of these well known images is challenged and expanded. In Don Dellio’s classic novel White Noise there is a scene when the main characters go and visit The Most Photographed Barn in the World, or so says the sign beside the road. They observe the tourists taking more pictures of the sign than of the barn itself.