Gallery: A UK artist is creating ‘escapist’ art with classic arcade machines
Danny Passarella’s Fantasy Scenes series shows vintage cabinets in unique real-world settings
A UK artist has released a series of photographs depicting classic arcade machines in unique real-world locations.
Fantasy Scenes is a series created by Danny Passarella, who has sourced and photographed a number of vintage cabinets in an atmospheric style.
Passarella started the series in 2013, and shot the first 13 pieces in the series in his hometown of Whitley Bay in England.
The latest artworks added to the series, numbers 14-21, were shot in places he encountered on his travels, in such locations as London, Mallorca and Bristol.
“I wanted the machines to have a monolithic presence in each of the artworks, as if they had appeared in the manner of the obsidian shard in 2001: A Space Odyssey,” Passarella said, following the release of the first entries in the series.
“Their arrival spreads colour through the landscapes and sky – a Utopian vision in sharp contrast to the collapsing Victorian seaside town that is Whitley Bay now.”
The complete collection can be viewed in detail on Passarella’s website, where prints of each piece can also be bought.