Inside Out Project Posts Your Pictures in Times Square New York

For the next couple of weeks, an artist in Times Square is giving you the chance to put a giant image of your face on the ground. What--you’re not booking a flight to N.Y.C. right now? Then you might miss out on the fun, because people different artistic sensibilities than yours are lining up every day to get their selfies onto the sidewalk.

The Inside Out Project plastering selfies to the sidewalk in New York City's Times Square.
Image credit: Inside Out Project

The Inside Out Project, created by artist JR, and a winner of the California TED Conference in 2011, is global art project in which truck that serves as a rolling photo studio shows up and its crew offer passersby the chance to have their pictures taken. The truck is equipped to print the massive poster of your mug, which is then plastered on the ground, alongside the rest. And, it’s all free. Isn’t this better than leaving your own self-portraits stuck in your iPhone?

As you might guess, the project is drawing huge crowds, especially at the Times Square location in New York. If you can’t make it, you can watch a documentary about the art project on HBO in May. If you do try this, be sure to grab your portrait (and browse the others) at the NYC Inside Out page.
ajm531 one year ago

I would totally contribute to this if i didnt live over 2000 miles away in texas because even though its free it would cost a lot of time and money for me. Neat project though. Although in life already feel walked on in life so this might just amplify those feelings by millions(literally!!!!) LOL!! Its also amazing to see what people think of these days. Im sure i could be that creative im just to lazy to unleash that side of me. oh well.

TylerLeeNederhoff one year ago

Wish i could go!

eunoia one year ago

Couple of news stories related to taking ownership of your own image on Friday, this one and the "Google Glass at the urinals" one. Funny that this would be in the news now because of TED talks or Google. Eternally bringing up the rear rather than looking out far ahead is a good business plan, just look at Disney, but it builds the very weakest societies.

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