In addition to a tragedy in terms of health and economy, the crisis of the coronavirus that is causing that millions of people have to remain in their homes. Many of them have been able to adapt his workto be able to continue doing from their homes.
If yours is the urban photography, or streethardly you will be able to perform your job if you can’t get out of your house (to not be that emules the protagonist of ‘The rear window‘), and it is then when there is recourse to imaginative solutions in order to be able to continue capturing everyday moments.
Street photography in times of quarantine
For this reason, a group of photographers have decided to dive into some video games they can continue to refine your “aim” and not to lose the habit of taking photographs.
And is that titles such as ‘Grand Theft Auto’, ‘Red Dead Redemption’, ‘Uncharted’ or ‘The Last of Us’ are famous for introducing us in a world full of details, people and places to visit.
They are using the hashtag #virtualstreetphotography to publish the scenes from everyday life that are found in these video games are so well-known, and then we can see some examples:
As we can see, some scenes are really impressive. The light, the contrast, the position of the people, the colors…at least they serve as excellent wallpapers on our devices.
Sean Tucker, a well-known british photographer specialized in urban photography and YouTuber, ensures that “they came up with the idea of spending the time in the world of Read Dead Redemption 2′, when suddenly they realized that the game gives you a camera.”
“In the short time we were riding towards Saint Denis (a fictional city in the game) to make photos in the street, in the same way as we would any normal day”.
Share screenshots of your video games is something that we have been doing from many years agobut the realism of some current titles allow this experience to be even more interesting.
Obviously, it is not the same as going out to the street and use your camera physically, to walk, to see how it changes the light in the day and meet up with complete strangers, but seeing the result it is a good alternative until we can go back to leaving our homes.
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