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Everywhere Girl, The Book

Everywhere GirlIf you’ve ever worried about photos from your past coming back to haunt you, get to know the story of the Everywhere Girl. Over a decade ago she was a young actress posing for a series of stock photos. While she’s no Mona Lisa, in recent years her photos have made their way into royalty-free collections and crept into print and web designs the world over. First chronicled in Paul Hales’ technology blog The Inquirier and later by Idée’s own CEO Leila, the Everywhere Girl now even has her own blog. While fans have been compiling her images with the human eye for years, no method is better suited to this kind of task than image-recognition technology.

We indexed a series of Everywhere Girl photos using PixID our image recognition technology and have been monitoring the appearance of the Everywhere Girl. Here are the interesting results from our book cover monitoring project:

letsstudy.jpg
The Let’s Study Series of Christian books


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The pensive pen view on a six-pack of books, the bottom-left book containing a flipped verion.

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Summer then fall, back then front; respectively.

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Images of her reading, right one flipped. The middle one is tough but PixID spotted it.

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Images of her confident stride in order of increasing obscurity. Spot the closeup on the right.

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Images of her being attentive in order of increasing obscurity.

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Images of her back with pack in order of increasing obscurity.

eatingwell.jpg
The designs for Eating Well on Campus both containing the Everywhere Girl.

50 COMMENTS

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The Everywhere Girl is Everywhere : Broerse Blog February 02, 2008 at 4:44 pm

[...] Idee blog about me on dozens of book covers is CRAZY…gotta love the PixID image recognition software! February 4th, 2008 everywhere [...]

Who knew I was on soooo many book covers?!? | The Everywhere Girl Blog February 04, 2008 at 3:38 pm

[...] blogger has put together a collection of books which use the image of the Eyerywhere [...]

Inside the ballpark - the Everywhere Girl : Macleans OnCampus March 26, 2008 at 5:37 am

[...] upon Joey Coleman’s write up on MacLeans.ca about the Everywhere Girl and his reference to my blogpost about her. I wish I had seen his University of Manitoba blog post from 2005! Nice addition to our [...]

The Idée Blog » Blog Archive » Everywhere Girl March 26, 2008 at 10:44 am

[...] מדגימים בבלוג שלהם את כוחו של PixID באמצעות זיהוי תמונות בהן נעשה שימוש [...]

The Everywhere Girl | We CMS April 08, 2008 at 3:01 pm

[...] מדגימים בבלוג שלהם את כוחו של PixID באמצעות זיהוי תמונות בהן נעשה שימוש [...]

The Everywhere Girl April 08, 2008 at 3:04 pm

[...] Nonstop appearances across most of the western world must have been fatiguing. She’s even in high demand among Christian and textbook publishers. So who is The Everywhere Girl ? She’s Jennifer [...]

News » The Everywhere Girl is Everywhere April 14, 2008 at 11:05 am

[...] If you think you’ve seen that face before, there’s a good chance you have. [...]

tozaitodd » Blog Archive » Everywhere Girl April 15, 2008 at 12:46 pm

[...] about) girls that have sold competing hardware (Dell, Gateway, etc.), over the counter drugs,  books, church/mission organizations, or different dating sites.  It really can be quite [...]

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משטרת הקרדיטים ונענע | We CMS June 11, 2008 at 9:33 am

[...] As most of you know I track the Everywhere Girl appearances and when I have time I even update my blog post. Today this is a quick post as I just used TinEye and landed on the Microsoft Finland page with you guessed it…the Everywhere Girl on the home page. If you are not familiar with the Everywhere Girl, start your adventures here and here. [...]

The Idée Blog » Blog Archive » The Everywhere Girl is truely loved by everyone! June 13, 2008 at 3:32 pm

[...] says Waggoner. “After that, she’s retro.”  unless of course she is the Everywhere Girl! These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web [...]

The Idée Blog » Blog Archive » The weird science of stock photography July 16, 2008 at 12:27 pm

[...] she is no competition for Everywhere Girl, it’s still pretty amazing how popular this image [...]

The Idée Blog » Blog Archive » Stock Photo Help Desk Lady July 28, 2008 at 6:59 pm

[...] dog just might be the busiest dog on the web. He is the Everywhere Girl of the animal kingdom! TinEye found him sharing the Tao of Happiness, cheering on Sox fans, talking [...]

The Idée Blog » Blog Archive » TinEye Cool Searches: Redux October 07, 2008 at 2:07 pm

[...] volte in pubblicità principalmente online. Ecco bella come il sole in alcune incursioni nel mondo letterario ed una importante sul web.  Jennifer Anderson possiede un proprio blog accessibile a questo [...]

Pucciom’s Weblog » Blog Archive » The everywhere girl - La ragazza pù presente sul web e non solo! January 06, 2009 at 4:48 am

[...] Update: The Everywhere Girl is also on the cover of a lot of books. See for yourself here. [...]

Hyperbio » Blog Archive » Girls, Girls, Girls January 12, 2009 at 6:51 pm

[...] taking TinEye for a spin. It seems there is now an Everywhere Girl in Israel! Our North American Everywhere Girl almost took out the Idée blog last week when our blog post was featured on Reddit which resulted [...]

The Idée Blog » Blog Archive » TinEye in Israel January 13, 2009 at 4:53 pm

[...] o wiele więcej ale i tak zdarzają się duże wpadki jak ta z billboardem miejskim w Rzeszowie. Tutaj można zobaczyć te same zdjęcia na okładkach różnych publikacji. Ech. [...]

Kobieta pożądana… czyli rzecz o zdjęciach stockowych | OQL BLOG January 26, 2009 at 5:39 pm

[...] parked domain girl does not rival the Everywhere Girl but she gets around. These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and [...]

The Idée Blog » Blog Archive » The Parked Domain Girl! March 18, 2009 at 3:22 pm

[...] now you are all (too) familiar with the EverywhereGirl… but the Praegnanz.de blog in Germany seems to have found the German Everywhere Girl. All [...]

The Idée Blog » Blog Archive » German EverywhereGirl? March 19, 2009 at 6:07 pm

[...] an era in which the visual is emptied of any meaning. Look at the fate of Everywhere Girl, for example.   [...]

On Stock Photography and Rainbows | varnelis.net March 25, 2009 at 5:53 pm

[...] see being used in outreach and marketing campaigns and I have noticed quite a few Everywhere Girls. I am very tempted to start a TinEye tracker just for business women with glasses or a girl blowing [...]

The Idée Blog » Blog Archive » Seeing more than double! April 09, 2009 at 2:48 pm

[...] así es lo que ha pasado con Jennifer Anderson, una chica que hace una década posó para una serie de fotos de stock, cuyo resultado parece que [...]

La chica que está en todas partes | Luces y fotos May 11, 2009 at 2:06 pm

[...] Tres historias de tres chicas que un día aceptaron posar para fotos de stock y luego sus caras fueron apareciendo en los más diversos lugares. Una aceptó posar para Getty en un parque de Washington y su cara dió la vuelta al mundo, otra va camino a convertirse en la cara del spam y la tercera hasta se ganó el apodo de la everywhere girl. [...]

Yo fui una joven foto de stock // LDAblog May 28, 2009 at 11:52 am

[...] or so. At one point I used to post an e-mailer to my friends with the updates. For more trails see this or visit the Everywhere Girl’s blog [...]

The Everywhere Girl « Hamaguri August 29, 2009 at 2:02 am

[...] the place. She later wrote about the photo shoot. You can see a lot of samples of her work in this blog post from a company that develops image recognition software, or even read the fictionalized diary of the Everywhere Girl [...]

Librarified » Stock photos, YA book covers, and the Everywhere Girl May 14, 2010 at 8:18 pm

holy crap this is crazy and awesome!

EG

the everywhere girl February 03, 2008 at 9:30 pm

Hi Coug, thanks for the link!

Leila Boujnane February 04, 2008 at 4:32 pm

wow that’s cool! I’ve done some stock photos, wonder where I’ve ended up? The girl I shot with is everywhere though, just saw her on a commercial 2 years after the shoot. She might be the next Everywhere Girl!

james February 24, 2008 at 2:27 pm

hmm, what I said was confusing: what I meant was the photos I shot with the girl have shown up everywhere. One of the photos just showed up on a commercial and I found another one at capturethecall.com (she’s the blonde on the right). Wonder if my photos from that shoot showed up anywhere? Is there a free version of PixID?

james February 24, 2008 at 2:30 pm

Very cool…

Shes a very beautiful… im in love :D
S2

great blog man.. congratulations…

Shuk April 08, 2008 at 2:53 pm

good books, just awesome!

it April 08, 2008 at 6:11 pm

OMG that’s hilarious. I work for a non-profit org. that’s used this chick on the front of a flyer used for encouraging high school students to look into trades as a career. I’m in Nova Scotia, Canada. Now THAT’S obscure!!

elocin277 April 10, 2008 at 5:35 pm

It’s not THAT obscure… I’m also from Nova Scotia :)

Gayle April 11, 2008 at 8:35 am

wow! i went to a really small private college in Michigan that used the walking picture on several promotional brochures and other items.

brett maxwell April 13, 2008 at 2:26 am

she’s the ‘everywhere girl’ because
she’s ‘everygirl’?

katherine July 15, 2008 at 10:32 pm

lol, pretty good.

Lua August 03, 2008 at 12:46 pm

Too bad Playboy has not covered her uncovered, yet.

oo September 23, 2008 at 1:46 pm

I found a great photo for my “news Junkie” on one of my site profiles. I have since seen him on 2 billboards and being used for job websites. http://www.newsorviews.com/newsjunky.aspx

Ryan

Ryan January 08, 2009 at 2:27 pm

Ryan: if you use TinEye (at TinEye.com) you will see that your “news junkie” photo appears in a few more sites! Here is a couple http://flickr.com/photos/hyperbio/3192626850/

Leila Boujnane January 12, 2009 at 6:03 pm

Good stuff.

I bought a series of shots a year or so ago off of istockphoto for some mockups I was doing. About a week later I noticed the same picture popping up in online ads. Nothing like the girl you’re showing here, but still funny.

Ryan January 14, 2009 at 6:33 pm

blog.ideeinc.com – now in my rss reader)))

Tiepaleeagecy January 29, 2009 at 2:27 pm

blog.ideeinc.com – now in my rss reader)))

teewusala February 01, 2009 at 3:36 am

Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. :) Cheers! Sandra. R.

sandrar September 10, 2009 at 9:14 am