GTAV Fan Pics: Innovative Photography Projects, Adventures of the r/GTAA Subreddit & More

Posted 6 days, 15 hours ago | Author: R* X | Filed Under: Games

In this week’s round up of awesome fan pics and Snapmatic wizardry, check out some truly inventive GTAV photography projects, as well as the continuing photoshoot adventures of the prolific r/GTAA (GTA Adventures) subreddit.

As always, if you've got something great that you think deserves recognition here at the Newswire, make sure to send it our way via Mouthoff and follow us at for all the latest official pics.

Crossroads of Reality is an innovative GTAV photography project by Quebec artist Benoit Paillé (who also made that hypnotic 'Hyper Timelapse' video recently featured here at the Newswire), blurring the line between real world still life photography and the virtual atmosphere of Los Santos. In the words of Paillé, "The photographic performance of this project is to overlay a material reality with a virtual one, erasing the border between the two worlds. It is a response to the proliferation of visual projects that take place in virtual spaces. It is a questioning about the notion of border and territory. A mix of two distinct realities into a single image. I want to show that we can use a virtual space in conceptual photography and approach these areas with the same sensitivity as the physical space." Very cool stuff and the results, as you can see above, are stunning. To learn more about his process, check out full digital installation at Behance and watch the documentary on Vimeo.

Also making innovations with GTAV photography is blogger and artist, Stoic Decay who stitched together Snapmatic photos to create these striking panoramas with a fish eye lens effect. Click the images above to appreciate them in high-res.

And now check out just a few of the incredible photoshoot productions of the r/GTAA (GTA Adventures) subreddit (aka the GTAAdventures Crew on Social Club), who've been challenging each other to recreate some of their favorite scenes from movies, TV shows, album covers and more. Here, they epically stage the final scene from Gone in 60 Seconds (2000) and posted to Reddit an impressive frame-by-frame comparison.

Recently featured at Kotaku and jokingly dubbed Park Side of the Moon by commenter LiteralPhilosopher, P1zzaBagels from r/gtaa takes car art to another dimension in honor of Pink Floyd.

Even the Little Miss Sunshine poster gets the GTA Online photoshoot treatment. GTAA redditor, Kyle_Skinner was kind enough to share some of the fun behind the scenes moments from the making of this well-synched shot.

Lightning struck at least twice here as both lemurdecatta of the Vice City Crime Mob and r/GTAA's Kyle Skinner suited up to take on a Tarantino classic. The redditors even played out the tip scene in the comments as a bonus. 

We've seen a few well-played recreations of the iconic Beatles' Abbey Road album cover - above is a great version shared on Instagram by  mrrauf_98 aka VelievRauf of the Lastalay Crew - and also check out Decimation_Jones' modern take and P1zzaBagels' accurate depiction.


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Fan Art: Radiopappa’s GTAV Bullworth Alternate Universe, Plus Spirit Animals, GTA Online Comic Strips and More

Posted on March 17 2014, 2:22pm | Author: R* X | Filed Under: Games

Check out a latest pictorial of amazing fan art creations including the work of radiopappa who’s been making a really fun Bullworth alternate universe series imagining a crossover with the characters of Grand Theft Auto V. There’s also some bizarrely brilliant Michael, Franklin and Trevor spirit animal sketches, a homemade illustration of LS Rock Radio’s Captain Loggins at work and more.

As always, if you find (or make) any cool GTA or Rockstar-related creations, make sure to send them our way via Mouthoff and remember to follow us at for all our latest official pics.

Presenting a few selections from the inspired radiopappa on tumblr from a super fun GTAV x Bullworth alternate universe series. You’ve got Trevor as “their weird townie friend” and his “wolf pack” that are on “shaky terms with the greasers.” You’ve got Michael as the Bullhorns quarterback struggling in his relationship with his high school girlfriend Amanda who’s “tired of listening to his corny movie quotes.” And of course star student Franklin Clinton and his nerdy friend Lamar who’s “always getting beat up.”  Love it.

Definitely click this one above to see it in more detail. In vintage comic strip fashion, artist Misia posted this original piece at the onemagpie tumblr of “Lester, Jimmy, Patricia, Davy, Steve, Ron, Wade with strippers, Trace, Amanda, Chop, Lamar, Frankie, Trev and Mikey” with the hashtag ” #i could draw more characters but it would be one long ass drawing.” 

A bizarrely brilliant rendition of GTAV characters as spirit animals, with respectively Trevor as a “mangy mutt”, Michael as a penguin, Lamar as a gator and Franklin as a tiger. Credit: yiq.tumblr

Artist Ricky Yagawa of Tokyo drew this imagining of a young Trevor and Michael saying “Recently I finished Grand Theft Auto V and I’m totally crazy about this game. Especially I was attracted to the relationship of mid-age crisis bastards, Michael and Trevor. I really want to know how their golden age is and how crazy Young Michael is…”

An excerpt of just a few panels from a poetic and melancholic GTAV graphic novel style photo series entitled Dear Mom and Dad. created by Redditor Berdu, also known for this awesome Rebel advert and previously featured here at the Newswire for that clever KITT from Knight Rider gif. 

500th Headshot!!! is  the first of deviantARTist mattwhogben's Grand Theft Auto Online inspired comic series, which follows Matt, aka HoggyHogben leader of the Crazy Blammers Crew. After his 500th headshot unlocking the intimidating face tat pictured in game above, Matt meets up with his second in command, Joe on to get his hard earned ink. It didn't take too long to take his 501st headshot out on a Crew naysayer.

I’m Captain Loggins and you’re on a cruise!” Big time Kenny Loggins fan and deviantARTist Jonathan Kautzsch aka Atteez envisions Captain Loggins behind the mic live from the broadcasting booth of Los Santos Rock Radio. “He’s kicking back and relaxing as you can see. I tried to make it look like he enjoys being a host. After all, he’s given an iFruit computer and a great view of the city of Los Santos. And a beanbag.” Classic Kenny.

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Fan Art & Pics: The GTAV Art of Morgenty and Saskia, Stunning B&W Landscapes from Dead End Thrills and More

Posted on February 28 2014, 12:26pm | Author: R* X | Filed Under: Games

In this week's pictorial, we shine a light on some very talented artists out there that have been publishing inspired illustrations based on the characters, world and story of Grand Theft Auto V as well as a trip back to Liberty City courtesy of the videogame photographers of Dead End Thrills. There’s also some impressive nail art, an unbelievable GTAIII x Undead Nightmare half-sleeve we found, and more. 

As always, if you happen upon (or make) any cool GTA or Rockstar-related creations, make sure to send them our way via Mouthoff and remember to follow us at for all our latest official pics.

Talented German artist Saskia has been posting some very sweet imaginings and scenarios involving the characters of GTAV at wachtelspinat.tumblr. Clockwise from top left: More innocent times as Mr. Raspberry Jam and Floyd read a bed time story; “You want to hold her?” – Trevor first meets Tracy; a Valentine’s Day visit from Trevor to Patricia Madrazo; and dramatically selective coloring adds some punch to this sketch of Michael and Trevor working together to keep Tracey out of trouble.

Some amazing pieces by Ukrainian artist morgenty at deviantART. Top left: Titled “Three’s Company” and captioned “Where’s Trevor’s parachute? You really think he needs it?”. Top right: “Vanilla Unicorn” as Trevor takes the reins of the eponymous gentlemen’s club. Bottom: “Airport Disaster” – simply epic as Michael and Trevor enjoy a cold one while Franklin conspicuously works his way through flight school in the background.

Taking it back to the East side – the amazing lensmen of Dead End Thrills have recently posted a stunning gallery of high-res GTAIV black-and-white landscape photography. A few favorite captures of Liberty City street scenery and architecture can be seen above – check out the full ‘Walkabout Series’ gallery on the DET site.

This menacing GTA-take on Bonnie and Clyde (and Chop) was emailed over to us by n1aker of FranceCheck out his Tumblr for more, including this cinema-style GTAV poster and some impressive Max Payne 3 work from back in the day.


 Trevor taking a time out for reflection. Drawn by IsabellaManara of Italy.


Illustrator Joey Spiotto, otherwise known as Jo3bot, has created an adorably anachronistic art series imagining contemporary pop culture favorites from the worlds of games, movies and TV as classic Little Golden Books and kid's LPs. 


Wow. An explosive Rockstar themed half-sleeve for the ages - combining Grand Theft Auto III with Undead Nightmare. By Aussie tattoo artist @AdamBeattie.

 Filing this one under okaaaay... Recently featured on Comedy Central and Huffington is an art project by Mike Denison that inserts Golden Girl Bea Arthur's face into a different unexpected pop culture scenario each day for one full year. Here's Dorothy Zbornak bombing our very own Beach Weather artwork.


Nail artist extraordinaire @sammylovesfossas gives GTA game tips a whole new meaning.




Snapmatic Photo Contest: #LSCarShow Winners

Posted on February 10 2014, 4:38pm | Author: R* X | Filed Under: Games, Social Club

After reviewing tons of entries, including everything from stunning snaps of souped-up sports cars to vintage framed dirt-dusted dune buggies, we've selected our five favorite vehicle-themed photos from the #LSCarShow Snapmatic Photo Contest. Well-deserved congratulations to each talented shutterbug who will receive a deluxe Grand Theft Auto V Prize Pack, and definitely stay tuned for our next Snapmatic photo contest to be announced soon. 

"My Iron Butterfly" by BANDICOOT-RUS: Brilliant. A jaw-dropping juxtaposition of an Infernus spreading its scissor door wings amongst the butterflies of the Chiliad Mountain State Wilderness.

"Boulevard Del Perro" by Chuttbeeks: This shot of a Grotti Carbonizzare looks like a still from out of a Vinewood major motion picture - and is so stunning that it prompted an argument in the photo comments over whether or not Photoshop was used. Nope, just a masterful use of the recently released Snapmatic filters.

"Pacific Bluffs" by DrakkarV794: Wish you were here. A postcard-perfect snap of an eggshell and blue two-toned Declasse Tornado against the Pacific Bluffs coastline, making for sublime and serene photo.

"#LSCARSHOW" by austinalhnc: Looking prime for an official Canis Mesa truck advert, austinalhnc captured the rugged off-roader looking right at home in the wilderness of Blaine County.

"Mount Gordo" by VideoGameRobert: A fearsome cougar beside an LCC Hexer, poised to roar against the dying of the light. It doesn't get much more badass than this. 


Fan Pics: A Study of Trevor in Wool, Los Santos Noire and Tributes to GTA San Andreas

Posted on January 28 2014, 10:55am | Author: R* X | Filed Under: Games

This week's collection of fan pics is full of GTA West Coast flavor with impressive creative tributes by means of everything from tattoo needle to knitting needle.

Check 'em out below and as always, be sure to send any Rockstar-related and fan-created awesomeness that you think is worth featuring here at the Newswire to us via Mouthoff and follow us at for all our latest official pics. You can also feel free to drop cool finds in the comments section below for other Social Club members to enjoy.

Along with this picture proof that even in knitted form, Trevor looks ready to burn your house down, deviantARTist Coldestblood also sent Mr. Philips on a bender with Bender, Credit to Coldestblood for the fine knitting work and to collaborator, photographer lucasgenio123 on the inspired photoshoot collage. Amazingly, Ned Luke himself popped up in Coldestblood's gallery comments section to say, "Hey... what am I? Chopped liver? This is freaking awesome. I wanna see Michael. Ned" - and voila: Michael. Word is that a knitted Franklin is also underway to complete the trio.

Evidence of a trend? deviantARTist and avid plushies designer AkaKiiroMidoriAoi shows her fluffy takes on nearly every GTAV character. She even gave the tweaked out Wade all of his respective piercings for a nice touch of detail.

Los Santos Noire. A dark and stormy night in Vinewood, stunningly shot in Snapmatic by Digi-Geist using the new B&W filter.

deviantARTist @doubleleaf hooked up this fun animated GIF after completing GTAV - inspired by both a frantic Trevor and this vintage TV ad for Manga series Lupin III.

Here’s a mini-gallery of some great tributes to the original GTA San Andreas – we’ve seen a surge of excellent stuff in the wake of the game’s recent release for mobile devices (now also out this week for Windows Phone) and in light of the game’s 10th anniversary this year. Definitely send us any other awesome fan photos and creations for consideration to feature here at the Newswire.

DeviantARTist ubegovic created this pin up of San Andreas caricature sketches he did while replaying the game. That's Big Smoke's scowl to a t. 


Wow - YouTuber MyRagingMonkey is working tirelessly to recreate all of San Andreas in Minecraft. He's already got a very detailed Grove Street as you can see above and even the interior to C.J.'s houseFound via @roguecircuitgaming.

@Mightdieb really took "Grove St 4 Life" to heart. By the looks of it, The Grove Street Family will always have his back. An insane work in progress by artist @Maggiemayhemm.

dmmcintyre3's bounty hunting vehicle of choice is an LS Custom-made FIB Rancher modeled after the original GTA San Andreas Vehicle. He shared his experience with reddit, swearing to his durable Rancher XL over most super cars. A shout out to GTA Wikia for the sweet comparison photo. 


San Andreas fan @Samuelhoygan went as far as to have the Grove Street Family muralized on his bedroom walls, copping a seat next to Ryder for full effect. 


trlxpro claims, "CJ def isn't dead. I found proof in pics..." You can spot this arguable doppelgänger of C.J. in GTA Online, shared by his Crew, Ganton Disciples' Instagram. 


Spotted in Russia by @georgepobivaev, a vivid and pretty spot on, full-color graffiti of the classic San Andreas' "Drive By" artwork. 


Fan Pics: V Reimagined in 80s VC, Homemade Infographics, Fun with Filters and More

Posted on January 20 2014, 8:38am | Author: R* X | Filed Under: Games

This week's latest round up of exceptional fan-created pics and artwork highlights players that have been taking full advantage of all the new Snapmatic features (released in the recent GTA Online Holiday Gift), plus some helpful and impressively detailed infographics - and after the jump, check out a few of our favorite #XmasInLosSantos snaps that you guys shared during the Holiday Gift period that ended last Sunday January 5th.

We're always on the lookout for awesome Snapmatic shots and other original fan creations to feature here at the Newswire. If you've got a snap or some artwork that you'd like to share, drop a link to it in the comments below so that the rest of the Social Club community can check it out and feedback or email it directly to us at

New Snapmatic photo filters used to a great retro vibe effect. Clockwise from top left: a hazy, sun-drenched Vespucci Beach Party compliments of thegypsy66; Endless summer - the sun sets on another day in Los Santos (by xX-BUGALU-Xx); The heat is on - an LSPD response caught by vonloasterdrug; and Wilkinchatd1 artfully frames a Z-Type on the runway at Los Santos International.

Social Club member seb_Hells using the new Snapmatic filters to punch up the industrious beauty of Los Santos from the Del Perro Pier.

A peaceful sailboat gliding across the sea as snow falls on Christmas night - photo credit: BANDICOOT-RUS.

Also by the talented BANDICOOT-RUS (check the full gallery), this stunner capturing a butterfly against a hazy rural hillside.

No stranger to taking in the scenery, Ensor1 caught the sun setting on a picturesque day in San Andreas.

Amsterdam based infographic wizards Spijkermat created this elaborate buyers guide to getting the most out of your GTAV driving experience. They tracked the speed, braking, acceleration and handling of each vehicle, calling out the best buy, most expensive, best specs, and fastest.

You no longer have any excuses for not taking advantage of public transit in Los Santos. Redditor and cartographer m101m102m103 mapped out the Los Santos Transit System and apparently it wasn't his first time. Originally inspired by another Redditor who took a bus and drove it around a set route in GTAIV, m101m102m103 made this very intricate Liberty City Bus Map.

"Michael, Trevor and Franklin travel down south to lay low for a while, but per usual - things don't necessarily go as planned." Trinidadian artist Gerrel Saunders, does a totally rad job of bringing GTAV back to the 80s in his reimagining titled "GTA: Vice City Nights".

Hit the jump to check out a few of our favorite festive Snapmatics shared over the holiday season...


Fan Pics: Famous Rides of Film and TV Invade GTA Online, Uncanny Jimmy Hopkins Look-alike & More

Posted on December 26 2013, 2:59pm | Author: R* X | Filed Under: Games, Social Club

This week's collection of fun GTAV and Rockstar fan pics features an inspired photoset of vehicle shots, with everything from Vinewood Hollywood recreations to some well-made mock adverts. There's also some exceptional fan art, an uncanny bit of Jimmy Hopkins cosplay along with some standout Snapmatics of the picturesque natural beauty found in the Greater Los Santos area.

As always, if you happen upon (or take) any cool GTA or Rockstar-related shots make sure to send them our way via Mouthoff and remember to follow us at for all our latest official pics.

Clockwise from top left: @Meoriz shared his spin on the classic Adam West era Batmobile; and a trio of Redditors show off their TV and film inspired creations as ClydeMason1911 remakes the General Lee, JordanLorenze nailed this take on Spring Breakers, and blacklambgreyfalcon brings Dr. Alan Grant to Los Santos.

"Childhood dream come true, thanks to sticky bombs." Redditor, Berdu got creative with explosives, recreating KITT from Knight Rider and managed to only blow himself up five times in the process of creating this excellent animated GIF.

Bad ass Red Dead Redemption tat pairing Marston and the Scarlet Lady by Iowa-based artist @alecbauertattoo.


A spot-on Jimmy Hopkins look-alike readying his trusty sling shot - spotted by @alfienitsura at this year's Akicon in Seattle.

Deviant Artist davidstonecipher 's action-packed rendering of Michael, Trevor and Franklin making a hectic getaway. Also check out his cartoony take on Marston and other Rockstar related strips


Midnight Club II's cover-car Saikou XS drawn in Microsoft Paint? Wow. Kudos to @SeleOfficialArt for keeping it properly old school.

Above, Redditor and car enthusiast Vezuvius has created a very fun and convincing original series of GTAV vehicle adverts that look like they could have been pulled straight from the pages of this week’s Prattle.

In the Ansel Adams category, Birmandude1 photographed this
picturesque oasis tucked away in Blaine County.

Redditor and off-road adventurer, paperclipman123 joined PLAINFIELDian for some four-wheeling fun. This shot is a beaut that seems to perfectly capture a day spent taking in the rarefied thrills of Mount Josiah. 


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Fan Pics: Fan Gets Trevor’s ‘Cut Here’ Tat, Plus Snapmatic Homages & More

Posted on December 6 2013, 4:18pm | Author: R* X | Filed Under: Games

This week’s featured round-up of fan photos, Snapmatics and artwork brings us certainly one of the boldest Rockstar-themed tattoos we’ve ever seen – along with some impressive Snapmatic homages to everything from TMNT to Speed Racer to our own recently released GTA Online Beach Bum update.

Check it all out below and as always, if you happen upon (or take) any cool GTA or Rockstar-related shots, make sure to send them our way via Mouthoff and remember to follow us at for all our latest official pics.

Kudos to Kivlov- of the irrepressible Cyclop 9 Crew for this excellent recreation of the recent GTA Online Beach Bum artwork staged and snapped over the Vespucci Beach Party Social Club weekend - even nailing the necklace, headband, tat and background details. Rockstar Games character artwork staged as Snapmatic photo shoots… Perhaps a good candidate for a future Snapmatic photo contest? Hmmm… 

Red Dead Multiplayer character Sarah Grace apparently has quite the cult following with the ladies of the Antipodes. Last year, we featured her gracing the leg of a hardcore RDR fan in Australia. Now, New Zealand’s @pullthepins hit us up on Instagram to share hers: “Thought you might like my Sarah Grace of Red Dead Redemption tattoo. We gave her a little outfit change but she is still the badass Sarah through and through.”


Yikes. @RepeaterLegend tweeted us this quite bold tattoo “Tribute to Trevor Philips.”



New Zealand based tattoo artist Aja Anna's rendition of the gruesome Zombie Marston from Undead Nightmare. 



Crew on the half shell: DanglyZoidberg on Reddit gathered some friends together in Blaine County to get that TMNT look just right.

@thatzikoguy19 posted this striking Max Payne 2 stencil art – always nice to see Mona Sax in the Fall.


Israeli graf artist @spine_b7 deep in progress on a wall piece featuring a rendition of Franklin and Chop. Have a look at the finished product he shared this week: “Dirty South GTA Style”.

Ride at V. On the left, inventive caricaturist and illustrator Andy Urzua aka @mr_urzua showed off his collection Saturday morning cartoon and pop culture inspired Los Santos Custom rides with Mario Kart, Adventure Time, Speed Racer and Pokemon all making their way into the mix. On the right, Redditor SmokeySlim took the new BF Bifta from the Beach Bum update and kitted it out a la RC from Toy Story.

There’s tons of Trevor sketches out there, but Finnish artist @Nurmink’s stuck out to us for its detail and pathos. Trevor as the proverbial sad and tormented clown. There’s also perhaps a bit of Michael in there - intentional? 


In the grand tradition of Rockstar and GTA themed cakes and confectionaries, comes this epic multi-layered GTAV cake shared by @nothin_but_truckz on IG. We want a slice.


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