PetaPixel

Photographs Created in Virtual Worlds

Robert Overweg is a photographer who works in the virtual world. His series, “the end of the virtual world“, contains images captured in popular computer games at the edges of the “world”. Based in the Netherlands, Overweg has been working exclusively in the virtual world since 2007.

Regarding this project, Overweg writes,

This series of photographs originates from four popular first person shooter games (Left 4 dead 2, Half-life 2, counter-strike and modern warfare 2) Unlike you might think the virtual world is not round like the physical world but flat with hard-cut edges. These photographs show us how the virtual world ends. What I find interesting about these photographs is that they behold a certain dramatic almost classical feel to them playing with our real life experiences but cut off.

You can see more of his projects here.

This reminded me of a post we published last year titled “8 Video Games that Feature Photography“.


Thanks for the tip Kloppertster!


Image credits: Images by Robert Overweg