Postcards from virtual worlds

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Virtual Tourism, what is it ?

Memories from limbos

I take in-game pictures to keep tangible memories of my virtual experiences. During these trips, I sometimes send Postcards from virtual worlds to share my memories and connect with people. Currently busy in real life, I do not explore new virtual spaces and I cannot send postcards; but I’ll come back soon in limbos. More information about the project Virtual Tourism.

About Virtual Tourism

The series of photographs Virtual Tourism is based on the contemplative practice of gaming – also knows as In-game photography. With a camera at my disposal I simply walk into the decor of video games which offer open worlds, I explicitly do this without paying attention to the context (off mission). I wander around these wide digital open spaces, solely to appreciate the work produced by graphic designers and developers. I then start searching for the best spot where I can take a picture with the most suitable view, location, frame and ideal moment. These pictures, which are exclusively focused on landscapes, are a way to keep memory of virtual excursions. They also often reveal empty or “abandoned” areas of the gameplay, places which are usually ignored or neglected by active gamers. Read more.

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© Virtual Tourism – Postcards & In-game photography by François Soulignac.


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