Fernando Pereira Gomes is a real person, and a real photographer. Yet, his latest work is strictly virtual. In a wonderfully clever move, he's created a street photography project using the virtual streets of Grand Theft Auto 5.
The results are oddly compelling. Consider this example:
I suppose I could be a cynic and scoff at the idea of shooting photography in a virtual world. But, I won't. The rules of composition that go with photography don't change just because you're working strictly with pixels. And the patience required to get a good shot is just as necessary in a virtual world as it is in the real one.
At the end of the day, all that matters is whether or not the photograph is compelling.