Is Google Earth Art The Next Wave Of Travel Photography?

Published April 15, 2015
Updated January 19, 2018

Does this represent the next wave of travel photography? Until recently it would have been impossible for an artist to use the entire world as subject material without traveling physically to each desired destination. But with internet technology increasing its capacity and sophistication, the definition of what it means to travel is changing. This is evident in Winer’s work. As Winer says, “You can move around thousands of kilometers without traveling, or move the body while the mind is stuck in the starting point.”

With a philosophical mind, an artist’s eye, and apparently the patience of a saint; we can expect to see much more of the fascinating work of Federico Winer in the future. In the meantime, here’s a taste of what he’s doing now:

Erin Kelly
An All That’s Interesting writer since 2013, Erin Kelly focuses on historic places, natural wonders, environmental issues, and the world of science. Her work has also been featured in Smithsonian and she’s designed several book covers in her career as a graphic artist.