Auto Series 2014 Live Site

Auto Series is a response to Penelope Umbrico’s Suns (From Sunsets) from Flickr where she manually crops suns from larger images found on Flickr. In Auto Series, a similar composition is rendered automatically after a user searches for an image type.

To date Umbrico has collected 8,730,221 images from flickr. The APIs I am using (from Flickr and Bing) currently limit each query result to 50, but this does not mean that a larger series isn’t possible. An automatically running chron job could multiply this number. Combined with object detection software to automatically crop images as needed, one could reproduce Umbrico’s breathtaking commitment, with minimal effort on the author’s (the user’s) part.