Crossroads of Reality by Benoit Paille Addresses Virtual Pictures

 - Apr 30, 2014
Crossroads of Reality by Benoit Paille, a Canadian photographer based in Montreal, is a photo series that focuses on the act of snapping pictures. Yet that simply scratches the surface of the concept behind the series. It is meant to bring attention to the prevalence of such technology as well as virtual images. To give the project context, the photographer quotes Jean Baudrillard, "A simulacra is an object that does not refer to any underlying reality, but claims to be this reality itself."

What makes Crossroads of Reality by Benoit Paille particularly captivating is the fact that these scenes are not from the real world as they appear to be. Instead, they have been captured from the video game 'Grand Theft Auto V.' Each image has been tweaked using Lightroom software.