Fernando Pereira Gomes is a Brazilian photography student at New York’s School of Visual Arts. Instead of shooting random pedestrians in “Grand Theft Auto V,” he shoots street photos of the virtual city with his in-game cellphone (there’s even an Instagram parody app called Snapmatic). The result is jarringly elegiac for a video game often trotted out as Exhibit A of the medium’s violence.
Below are a few of his shots depicting daily life in San Andreas.
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