This is the first in a set of images depicting the intensity of the dedicated gamer. Here Nathaniel’s concentration is fully focused on the task at hand. Wearing his luck gaming socks he is transported from his social issues into a personal space in which he has a greater measure of control of the end outcome of his efforts. The mobile (phone) device, which is so prevalent in the life of most members of a technological industrial society, is for these moments placed on muted and to one side (on the left-hand arm-rest of the chair. The room dissolves into a state of surrealism in the blue background. Yet he is not cut-off from all. He keeps in close contact with his team players via the real-time headset that incorporates a state of the art background noise-cancelling microphone. It is through the use of this interpersonal communication device that he is able to play against and with anyone he choices to in any part of the world. It is through this device he makes international deeply personal, yet autonomous friendships with others who he may never meet, and with whom he shares the most intimate fact of his life. Thus these gamers become confidants, counselors and keepers of each other’s thoughts and secrets, in their moment of Intensity. NOTE: The technic of blurring the background here is one that I often used that I have name ‘the tap’.