Underpass - Los Santos

UNreality

UNreality is a photographic project which takes screenshots in video games and then uses photographic darkroom techniques to print them. The hope with this current project is to create a push and pull in the viewer where the landscape looks realistic but the viewer knows that it's not. 

As gamers we spend so much time in these worlds that they become real to us and that's what I want to get across. This idea of the virtual world being the real one, the "unreality" of it all.

By using hand processing in the dark room for these digital images, I'm bringing the image into our physical reality, I'm making it real. 

The two processes that I'm using are lith printing (the black and white ones) and another process known as inkjet cyanotype. I'm a big fan of juxtaposing older photographic techniques with digital technology.