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Model railway fantasies in computer game environments

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Beside temporary dioramas with photo backgrounds, encouraged by increasing graphical quality of computer games, I started some time ago to work with in-game screenshots. After some early tries, this has led to an interesting collaboration with several artists from the in-game photography community, which granted me the right to use their shots for my pictures. Similar as with the photo backgrounds, the screenshots are heavily edited. Sometimes, cutouts of several screenshots were combined into a new picture that didn't exits this way in the game environment. In contrast to the temporary dioramas, in-game screenshots were also used for the foreground scene in some pictures. So, it seems as if the trains would run through the virtual world of the computer game.

While some pictures are very realistic in the sense of a prototype-orientes model scene, other pictures are rather a piece of art. In some pictures, the combination of rolling stock from the transition era with dystopian near-future environments leads to a slightly surreal appearance.

The picture below is linked with a Flickr album on these pictures.

Model railway fantasies in computer game environments


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