Rob Wetzer – Lost Worlds (2013 – ongoing)

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Installation shots of Lost Worlds at Photo Festival Schiedam 2017, http://www.fotofestivalschiedam.nl/exhibition/lost-worlds/
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Lost Worlds in Raw View #8, http://www.rawview.org/product/raw-view-8/

Lost Worlds is a visual exploration for what we perceive as nature, or natural.

The environments in which I make these images are the virtual landscapes of videogames. Where these landscapes used to be cardboard backdrops, they have become seemingly unlimited worlds. Designed to seduce the player to go explore pristine landscapes, they contain lush rainforests, icy mountain ranges, rushing waterfalls and barren deserts. Well-programmed weather systems provide rain, sunshine or snow and day and night cycles add to the ‘realness’ of the experience. To achieve a sublime-as-possible experience, the designs of these landscapes borrow heavily from Romantic interpretations of nature by painters as Caspar David Friedrich and Albert Bierstadt.

source: https://www.robwetzer.nl/lost-worlds/

more info: http://www.gamescenes.org/2017/02/game-art-robert-wetzers-lost-worlds-2013-ongoing.html

Lumen (Thousand Cranes Studio, 2013)

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Lumen is a platform-puzzle video game where the player assumes control of a girl trapped in a world of nightmare as she tries to make her escape. With the sole help of her camera, she will have to dodge traps, run away from her enemies and use her photographs to change the world that surrounds her.

source: http://www.lumengame.com/the-game/

Justin Berry

Videogame Landscapes (2012 – 2015)

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Lace Veil, from the series Videogame Landscapes, © Justin Berry 2015

source: http://thisisntme.com/2015.html#b

link: James Bridle – Picture Piece: Video Game Photography

 

Videogame Photographs (2014)

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Untitled (sky 34), from the series Videogame Photographs, © Justin Berry 2014

source: http://thisisntme.com/2014.html#c