Today we tend to take the same pictures of the same objects from the same places. Audi wanted to challenge this and at the same time promote quattro, their powerful four-wheel drive. That’s why they created Catch the Unseen. A first of its kind photo competition where people were challenged to take the photo furthest away from any other photo.
By connecting a custom made algorithm to Instagram, Audi were able to collect the metadata and map all the geo tagged Instagram photos that’s ever been shot. By uploading a photo with #CatchTheUnseen and @AudiSweden, the algorithm could find the nearest geotagged photo and reveal the distance to it. The winner was the one with the furthest distance.