So here we are tumblr of the week – week 2, things are looking up. This particular tumblr is pretty great, it took me a few seconds to clock exactly what was going on when I first landed on the site but when I did, I warmed to the concept immediately. In a nutshell its gritty street photography, but all images are taken within the realms of a video game.
Below is the “about” text from the tumblr which explains it all, some interesting GTA trivia also.
As you may or may not have heard, the video game Grand Theft Auto V, was released (September 17, 2013) after more than 5 years in the making. It went on to make $800 million in the first 24 hours of sales, and it was also the most expensive game ever made.
Being a big fan of GTA, I went to the midnight launch and played the night away. As I played, I noticed that the characters had cameras on their phones, which could be uploaded to Rockstar’s Social Club under my username, ArtCows, and from there, I could save them to my computer. With this new tool, and the huge world of Los Santos, I started experimenting with the camera and the digital streets.
What I found was remarkable. The game is so realistic that it felt like being in the streets outside, running around for shots, anticipating passersby’s movements and reactions. In a way, it was also incredibly frightening that these algorithms could look so real, or is it that we ourselves are becoming ever more algorithmic?
In this blog, I will share with you the street photographs that I will be taking through my characters in GTA V.
Click HERE for your one way ticket to the mean streets.