West of Here, Leonardo Margelli
|TITLE||West of Here|
|PRODUCT DETAILS||Hardcover: 80 pages
|PRODUCT DIMENSIONS||9 x 6 inches|
|PRICE||$22 + tax and shipping|
ABOUT THE BOOK
All of the “photographs” in West of Here (and we’ll get back to the shifting definition of a photograph in a minute) were taken inside the virtual world of Grand Theft Auto V, the immensely popular 2013 video game. Player avatars can make in-game photos using the Snapmatic app, thereby making it possible to document moments of life lived inside the game. The images in West of Here were taken by a variety of players and shared online, where Magrelli sourced them. He then went on select and crop the views, and render them in black and white, leading to the images presented in the book.