Photographer in the virtual world
Robert Overweg is a photographer in the virtual world he sees the worlds of (first and third person shooter) games as the new public space of contemporary society and as a direct extension of the physical world.
Overweg dwells either by foot or by air through the outskirts of the virtual world which he dissects through his photography. He makes use of the new possibilities which the virtual world gives him for his photography but he also documents the limitations of the virtual world. With his photography, he asks questions about copyright, popular culture and whether experiences in the virtual world which are becoming as much a part of reality as day-to-day life are the property of the copyright holder or the person who actually has the experience.
He exhibits throughout the world ranging from Amsterdam, Cologne and L.A. The press gave his work a fair share of attention from the dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad, BBC to Gizmodo and Kotaku.