Virtumory - Virtual Memories, is a project ignited by my passion. I perceive video games as immersive experiences like traveling, literature, cinema, and social interaction. I strive to capture those cherished moments and create lasting memories. As an experienced artist, I have long been mesmerized by the enchanting allure of game visuals, their power to evoke emotions and their remarkable ability to transport players into immersive gaming worlds.
3D models and game worlds ARE NOT crafted by me; they are the creations of their respective creators. Consider me a traveler, equipped with a camera, wandering through virtual worlds. However, the in-game photography, the chosen compositions, the selective lighting based on sun position and time of day, and the subtle post-processing and color grading are my artistic contributions. The images encapsulated are a product of my own gameplay and composition, independent of pre-set cinematics. Despite being captured on a modest GTX1060 video card, these images underscore my capacity to distill the very essence of a game into breathtaking snapshots, while adeptly manipulating character action, in-game lighting, and environmental transformations.
Game photography allows me to refine my expertise in photography, composition, color, lighting, cinematography, and visual storytelling, effectively applying these skills to my creative endeavors.
"Assassin's Creed Odyssey," developed by Ubisoft Quebec, is a 2018 action role-playing game set in 431 BCE during the Peloponnesian War. Players control a mercenary, Alexios, or Kassandra, navigating a detailed open world in ancient Greece. With branching dialogues and multiple endings, the game blends choice-based gameplay with a narrative weaving historical and science fiction element.
The game "Assassin's Creed Odyssey" sparked a sense of nostalgia, reminiscent of my days studying art history in school over two decades ago. My earlier encounters with Greece were confined to static images and textual descriptions, but this game offered a unique opportunity to 'live' in ancient Greece. Granted, it's not living it, but it's the most immersive method of experiencing this historical epoch. As I navigated the game, I delved back into my art history books, providing a rich context to the virtual adventure. In addition to the game, Ubisoft also created a fascinating virtual educational world, "Discovery Tour - Ancient Greece," a combat-free realm where the authentic history of ancient Greece comes alive.
Opting for the robust character of Kassandra, I navigated through the incredibly photogenic landscapes of ancient Greece, soaking in breathtaking vistas and stories.