Here’s an amazingly simple idea: photographer Bob Egan visually recreates iconic vinyl album covers by tracking down the original New York locations and superimposing its modern day equivalent using Photoshop. The best part of this project is that he doesn’t even have to leave the house! Egan uses Google Maps to find the precise places where the cover photos were originally taken and, while it does require lots of “research and investigation”, Egan admits that he “tracks down some of the locations myself for fun.” Others, he says, “are places I’ve read about and gone to take a look. Manhattan is constantly being torn down and rebuilt anew, and I’m trying to find these places while they are still around.” Check out his amazing & meticulous website where he deconstructs the original and current locations. It’s so interesting to see what’s become of some of the old spaces. Hint: office buildings.
Any art project that allows you to virtually explore the city from the comfort of your home is a brilliant idea. This one happens to make some cool products in the process and has the best name ever: PopSpots: The exact spots where famous events of pop culture took place.