Photographer Captures Gamers Next to the Characters They Play

December 13th, 2011

Gaming Photos.jpgWe’re always on the look for unique and
interesting takes on techniques and subjects for photographs and the
latest from Robbie Cooper is quite an interesting one. He’s taken
pictures of online gamers and put them next to the characters they
play.

Cooper says that he was inspired to
undertake this project when photographing a CEO that was recently
divorced. He stayed connected to his kids through online games like
‘Everquest’ and discussed normal life in the fantasy setting. Cooper
was fascinated and says that online gaming is “a technological
extension of psychological models – the imaginary and the symbolic
structure of language.”

You can find Robbie Cooper’s “Alter
Ego” series of photographs on
his website
under the heading “Simulations.”
It’s interesting that in most cases players share some of the
characteristics of their online avatars even if they’re completely
different in other ways.

(via PetaPixel)

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