Thats how photographer Phil Toledano sees it and he should know: Hes created a series of vivid pictures of people playing video games.
Says Toledano: I wanted to redefine human portraits and photograph people revealing a hidden part of their character, so I had them play video games. Plus, I really like video games.
For his pictures, Toledano had friends play an X-Box game titled Dead or Alive, and captured their gamer determination and animated expressions as they played.
Says Toledano: I saw every emotion in the players, even emotions totally out of their regular characters.
Toledano also found that men and women gamers expressed themselves differently while gaming.
He adds, Men were very facially expressive and I snapped great shots of anger, rage and determination. Women played the games by moving their faces and entire bodies around.
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