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When Google launched the Google Art Project three years ago, it was intended as an experimental Street View for museums and galleries, allowing users to virtually wander round the exhibition halls from the comfort of home.
But sometimes, the Street View camera wanders past mirrors or reflective surfaces, snapping pictures of itself along the way and uploading them onto Google. Barcelona-based artist Mario Santamaria has collected all these accidental selfies for a Tumblr page called The Camera in the Mirror.
Santamaria's curated images project a whole new anthropomorphised life onto the camera – the stills look strangely life-like, with the Google Camera cutting a lonely, spindly figure in beautiful and seemingly deserted galleries. It looks dressed for a party that ended long ago, or never began in the first place.
Check out some of the images in the gallery above, and head to Santamaria's Tumblr page for more.
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