01.05.14 by Jeff

Benoit Paillé Photographs the Virtual World of Grand Theft Auto V

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Montreal-based photographer Benoit Paillé uses the virtual world of the Grand Theft Auto V video game to question the practice of photography in his series “Crossroad of Realities”. Paillé waits for hours inside the game environment for lightning to strike, or rain to fall, and seeks out the perfect spot for a sunset to appear, so he can capture it all with his camera. Then he painstakingly re-creates the lighting in studio and stages a person using an array of picture taking devices to be composited into the photographs.

His work questions our use of technology, authorship, analog photography, and photography as a whole, in a world that is increasingly becoming digital.

Watch the video below to get a better idea of Paillé’s process and hear him talk about the work. Lots more images below.


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Benoit Paillé’s Project on Behance

Benoit Paillé on Flickr

 

 

 













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



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  • Steven

    Dude, these are brilliant. I’m amazed with the care he takes in the process. The vibe on the DS shot is so chill.





21.08.17 by Jeff

OPEN CALL: @Booooooom Instagram Feature

photo by Jimmy Marble

 
Heads up, we are currently accepting submissions for features on our @Booooooom Instagram account. This is an open call for photos that fit the theme: ‘A fleeting moment’.

If you have an image that you think fits this theme, leave a comment below with 1 image and a clickable link to your Instagram account.

 

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