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Simulating Reality | OLLIE MA’

People have been escaping reality since the dawn of the frontal lobe, but since the dawn of video games and the internet, humans have almost disappeared completely by creating worlds of their own, virtually. British artist and photography student, Ollie Ma’ showcases this new paradigm of reality by integrating photography with images from the popular video game, Grand Theft Auto V, to create his series, Open World. He highlights the feelings of dislocation and disconnection of young people growing up in small British towns. The results are simulating and stimulating to the senses.

People have been escaping reality since the dawn of the frontal lobe, but since the dawn of video games and the internet, humans have disappeared and created worlds of their own, virtually. British artist and photography student, Ollie Ma' showcases this new paradigm of reality by integrating photography with images from the video game, Grand Theft Auto V, to create his series, Open World. He highlights the feelings of dislocation and disconnection of young people growing up in small British towns. (1)

People have been escaping reality since the dawn of the frontal lobe, but since the dawn of video games and the internet, humans have disappeared and created worlds of their own, virtually. British artist and photography student, Ollie Ma' showcases this new paradigm of reality by integrating photography with images from the video game, Grand Theft Auto V, to create his series, Open World. He highlights the feelings of dislocation and disconnection of young people growing up in small British towns. (2)

People have been escaping reality since the dawn of the frontal lobe, but since the dawn of video games and the internet, humans have disappeared and created worlds of their own, virtually. British artist and photography student, Ollie Ma' showcases this new paradigm of reality by integrating photography with images from the video game, Grand Theft Auto V, to create his series, Open World. He highlights the feelings of dislocation and disconnection of young people growing up in small British towns. (3)

People have been escaping reality since the dawn of the frontal lobe, but since the dawn of video games and the internet, humans have disappeared and created worlds of their own, virtually. British artist and photography student, Ollie Ma' showcases this new paradigm of reality by integrating photography with images from the video game, Grand Theft Auto V, to create his series, Open World. He highlights the feelings of dislocation and disconnection of young people growing up in small British towns. (4)

People have been escaping reality since the dawn of the frontal lobe, but since the dawn of video games and the internet, humans have disappeared and created worlds of their own, virtually. British artist and photography student, Ollie Ma' showcases this new paradigm of reality by integrating photography with images from the video game, Grand Theft Auto V, to create his series, Open World. He highlights the feelings of dislocation and disconnection of young people growing up in small British towns. (5)

People have been escaping reality since the dawn of the frontal lobe, but since the dawn of video games and the internet, humans have disappeared and created worlds of their own, virtually. British artist and photography student, Ollie Ma' showcases this new paradigm of reality by integrating photography with images from the video game, Grand Theft Auto V, to create his series, Open World. He highlights the feelings of dislocation and disconnection of young people growing up in small British towns. (6)