Robert William Overweg documents the virtual world by photographing what he describes as the new public spaces: the beautiful scenery in violent video games. Overweg considers himself the street photographer of video world, captured by and capturing reflections, sunlight and birds in perfect formation. The images are as striking as those taken in the real world, so why the discomfort and confusion? Hmm, just how public is the space? With this project, Overweg asks whether the gaming experience belongs to the user or the creator.
Artist: Robert William Overweg