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One Artist's Vivid Distortions of Google Earth Images

The Ultradistancia project drenches well-known landscapes with new colors.
Aukland, New Zealand
Aukland, New ZealandFederico Winer

Artist Federico Winer is currently traveling in the south of Vietnam. He loves to travel, and while he’s on his adventures, he keeps his eyes wide open. “As a photographer I’m always looking for shapes, lights, colors and forms,” he writes via email.

But Winer also knows it’s not alway necessary to shell out the money and board a flight to far off land just to see the planet—especially if you have access to Google Earth. ”Google Earth is marvelous and changed the way we live more than we imagine,” he writes. “We use it as a tool to travel, to find addresses, to explore our world, so the next level was to convert that tool into an artistic expression.”