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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01.05.14 by Jeff

Jay Bing

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Photos by Jay Bing.

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30.04.14 by Jeff

Dan Busta

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“Ghosts”, photos by photographer Dan Busta.

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30.04.14 by Jeff

Eric Ruby

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Photos by Eric Ruby (previously featured here). More below.

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29.04.14 by Jeff

Mossless: The United States (2003 – 2013)

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Not too long ago I posted about the folks at Mossless putting together an epic book of 550 photos taken within the United States in the last 10 years. The collection represents more than 100 contemporary photographers. Well, now they need help picking a cover! If you submit a vote you’re automatically entered to win a free copy of the book.

I think the photo above, by Nathanael Turner, is my choice. You can see all the choices, and get more information about the book, here.

29.04.14 by Jeff

“Duality” A Show of 25 Writers Paired with 25 Artists by Photographer Shannyn Higgins

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“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!

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28.04.14 by Jeff

Aaron Durand

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“Trains in Motion”, photos by Aaron Durand. More below.

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28.04.14 by Jeff

Jean-Baptiste Sinniger

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Photos by Jean-Baptiste Sinniger.

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