Workshop: In-game photography with Roc Herms
10:30am - 4 pm Sunday 11 September 2022 BST
Organized by The Photographer's Gallery in London
Learn how to take great photographs inside video games in this online workshop with exhibiting artist Roc Herms
What is in-game photography? How can photography document the interactions that happen in online games and digital realms?
Enjoy a one-day workshop with How to Win at Photography exhibiting artist Roc Herms. We’ll start with a theoretical introduction to in-game photography and quickly move on to a series of practical activities and exercises. Using Roblox to play with composition, colour and perspective, develop a new portfolio of images while also socialising with other players and engaging with more traditional concepts of photography. By the end of the session, participants will have co-produced a digital publication of the day's experiences.
This workshop is suitable for photographers, artists and others interested in photography's relationship to game worlds, as well as those interested in exploring new approaches to landscape and portrait photography.
This event is part of How to Win at Photography, an exhibition currently on display at The Photographer's Gallery.
10.30 Introduction (on Zoom)
10.35 Presentation on in-game photography/on-line games/multiverses
11.30 Dive into Roblox: Playing different online games to learn the mechanics of in-game photography
13.00 Roblox photoshoot activities and exercises
13.30 Roblox in-game photoshoot
15.00 Design of the publication (group exercise)
16.00 Workshop end
Details on how to access the workshop will be confirmed upon registration. Please check your junk folders if you haven't received an email from TPG staff confirming your place.
In 1978 Gary Thurek and his assistant Carl Gartley sent the first mass email with advertising purposes, reaching 393 users at the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (called the ARPANET), unaware that they just sent the first example of what would later be known as SPAM. That same year, over 9000 kilometers away, Roc Herms was born in Spain. 28 years later he discovers photography as a tool to learn, and he manages to combine it with his interest in the Internet, video games and parallel realities: showing his passion for technology and the need to take a step further in photographic practice. Postcards From Home and “ ”, his two long term projects published in book form, try to shed some light on the life we live inside the computer. “Hacer Pantallazo” is an intimate diary made with screenshots, a capture process that he ends up understanding as the ultimate step on photography’s digitalisation. His work has been exhibited in “From Here On”, Centre d’Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona and “Photography 2.0”, Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid both curated by Joan Fontcuberta, as well as in the Noorderlicht Photo Festival, Netherlands; Platine Festival, Germany; Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland; Hammer Museum, USA; CCCB, Barcelona and Les Rencontres d’Arles, France.
LINK: Roc Herms