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‘My Game Face'

By: Sandra Winn - Published: Nov 24, 2008 • References: nytimes and nytimes
Anyone who has ever thought that video gaming is mindless entertainment may reconsider their position after seeing this photo collection by Robbie Cooper for the New York Times titled ‘My Game Face.’

Cooper, whose passion is capturing the reactions of people interacting with the real world, used a high-resolution red video camera for ‘My Game Face.’

Cooper placed the camera behind the screen of a small pane of glass, then projected the video game onto the glass pane to capture the spontaneous facial expressions of children as they played.

If I didn’t know that the photos were taken while playing video games, here is how I would caption the snapshots: 

1) “What’s going on over there?”

2) “I didn’t do it.”

3) “Come again?”

4) “My dog just died”

5) “Care to take it outside?”

6) Child on the left, “Neener, neener, neener”, child on the right, “Jerk!”