– Robbie Cooper –
Inspired by watching teenagers absorbed in computer games in Chinese internet cafés, Cooper’s portraits capture everyday people as they become immersed in different types of media.
Shooting through the screen, these images are single frames taken from high-definition video footage. Filming long periods of video helps Cooper’s models to forget they’re being photographed and results in natural moments of unguarded behaviour.
Again – really relevant for me to explore in relation to this project as it looks directly at the actions of humans, in this case children and how they become so engrossed in computer games. Studying their facial expressions and body language is so engaging and highlights the true powerful nature of computer games and their impact.