Christopher Murrie plays GTA Online as combat photographer

In [GTA Online] he’s begun to play as a “war photographer,” using GTA Online‘s passive viewing mode to follow other players around and snap pictures. He even started his own crew called (appropriately enough) “Media Lens” in order to invite other like-minded GTA players to contribute their own “firsthand images of the war zone that is San Andreas.”

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Edited to have a sepia-like filter and the boxy shape of a medium format camera, his images look like a cross between the work of the famously macabre portrait artist Diane Arbus and a seminal war photographer like Robert Capa.

source: https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/9akw7d/the-war-photography-of-grand-theft-auto

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more: https://www.polygon.com/2014/1/19/5325122/coraline-film-editor-adopts-unofficial-role-as-gta-online-war

previous post: “Gamers Act as Photojournalists and Document Street Crime in ‘Grand Theft Auto Online’”

 

“Gamers Act as Photojournalists and Document Street Crime in ‘Grand Theft Auto Online’”

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An article by Justin Page on Laughing Squid from January 2014 says some players have been playing GTA V Online in passive mode as war photoreporters, documenting street crime.

A large group of gamers have joined forces and are acting as photojournalists to document street crime in the chaotic world of Grand Theft Auto Online. Their official Rockstar Games Social Club crew, Media Lens, was created by amateur photographer and Laika senior film editor Christopher Murrie (a.k.a. cy_sperling).

Link to the article: http://laughingsquid.com/gamers-act-as-photojournalists-and-document-street-crime-in-grand-theft-auto-online/

The GTAV Media Lens crew on Twitter: https://twitter.com/gtavmedialens

MEDIA LENS reddit thread: http://www.reddit.com/r/GTAVMEDIA/top/?sort=top&t=all