October 23, 2010
ROADSIDE ARCHITECTURE AND MID-CENTURY DESIGN IN GRAND THEFT AUTO: SAN ANDREAS
Some very ugly stuff goes down in the Grand Theft Auto series of video games. That's why I was surprised to find so much of my favorite kind of beauty scattered throughout this land of chaos. The virtual landscape is peppered with odd tourist attractions and vintage Americana, most of which was carefully modeled after the real world.
I was inspired to capture this phenomenon in a photo essay wherein every picture was actually taken by my in-game character. Visit my article on Monkey Goggles to take a guided road trip through San Andreas where there's lots more to do than just steal cars.