Photos by London-based photographer Yann Faucher. More below.
Here is this week’s Best of Instagram post. Aside from Valerie, these are all photographers with smaller followings. I should also mention that for these features I’m making a conscious effort to feature photography that isn’t all that same heavily filtered, faded, VSCO style that is consuming Instagram.
Guest posters often take over our @Booooooom Instagram, so if you’d like to be considered for a future “Best of” post you can connect with me on my personal Instagram account @JeffHamada. You can and should leave a comment below with a link to your Instagram along with an image from your feed!
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.
“Duality: An Art Experiment” opens this Friday at East Van Studios in Vancouver. The show, created by photographer Shannyn Higgins, pairs 25 writers with 25 visual artists. The visual artists created works based on the words they were given by the writers. Shannyn photographed all 50 participants and has produced a book of the works and the people who made them.
Vancouver is a funny city in that a lot of different creatives don’t hang together, there’s a lot of different groups that don’t seem to mingle much. I like that Shannyn’s project brings together a lot of people who otherwise wouldn’t cross paths. Lots of my friends are in this show, it’s gonna be good!
Have a look at a bunch of Shannyn’s portraits below!