Portraits of People Playing Video Games

Creator: Phillip Toledano

Link: http://www.mrtoledano.com/gamers 

Stock photo models have a history of making video games look as cheesily fun as possible, but for those of us who play, we know the reality of the matter. With contortet expressions, clenched teeth, and blink-deprived eyes, the faces we make while playing games aren't always the prettiest.

That's why photographer Phillip Toledano decided to create a series of portraits of people actually playing video games and put them on display. The authenticity of the anguish, wonder, surprise, and frustration perfectly encapsulate why we all love playing as much as we do.