A set of photographs taken with the photo mode in WipEout Omega Collection (2017) by XDEV, Clever Beans and EPOS Game Studios, running on a PlayStation 4 Pro, in 4K resolution.
4K is not just a measure of resolution, it’s a promise of beauty, close-up. Even more when the remastered game has a heritage founded in the genius of UK graphic design studio The Designer’s Republic. These images, then, are a photographic response to the discovery that the crowds in WipEout Omega Collection have been untouched, existing as graphical remnants of early PlayStation 1 and 2 games. Each photograph is designed to be a placard—a postcard—of human scenery: abandoned and paradoxical, yet enigmatic in its flat, patterned, low-resolution ugliness.