Robert Overweg is a photographer in virtual world environments. These environments appear in first and third person shooter games but Overweg see’s them operating as a direct extension of his physical world, revealing the new public space of contemporary society.
Overweg proceeds to the outskirts of the virtual world which he dissects through his photography. In doing so, he draws our attention to environments that are often overlooked and yet ironically appear eerily familiar.
Robert started taking photographs back in 2007 when everybody still thought this was silly. His work was covered by the BBC, Esquire, Gizmodo, Kotaku NRC Handelsblad and others. He has exhibited all over the world ranging from Centre Pompidou, the Seoul media biennial, to most recently the photography biennial in Odense Norway.
Robert combines his passion of the virtual world with his work as a strategist and designer: www.robertoverweg.com