Canadian artist and filmmaker Jon Rafman goes through millions of Google Street View images to find the best shots. And he could find some real gems.
Rafman searches through Google Street View's archives for hours, he told The New York Times.
In order to find the most interesting ones, he's been mining through Google's photos for years. He says he enjoys being a "virtual explorer."
The photos are from all over the world.
He finds beautiful, serene landscapes ...
... action-packed scenes ...
... and some slightly eerie photos.
Remarkably composed, the photos look like they were taken by a human photographer rather than Google's robots.
The Street View images feature many interesting characters. Here's a superhero who needed a nap:
And a man popping a sideways wheelie:
Wayne and Garth even make a sly appearance in the photo below:
And here's Pluto having a grand time:
Animals appear in many of the photos as well.
Here's one in which a bunch of monkeys are hanging out.
Rafman never reveals where on the map the images come from.
It's a mystery where this cop arrested the man pictured below ...
... or where we'd find this home that got TPed:
We're left with a lot of unanswered questions. Like, is this driver okay?
Why was this dock flooded?
Why was this girl sitting in the middle of the road?
And why do these kids look so pleased with themselves?
Many of the images look surreal.
The building pictured below looks like it's from the future.
The images Rafman uncovers show just how strange ...
... yet breathtaking the world can be.