Contact Sheet 9

Contact Sheet is an irregular column of selected photographs and portraits from Residents of Second Life. Images used in this article are used under permission of the owners via their participation in the Creative Commons license; otherwise, all rights are reserved. Click on the links as necessary to go to the required blog, Flickr or Snapzilla page. Please go to these artists’ pages in any case to leave comments, if you have an account on the appropriate service.

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The usual melange of goodies for this edition of Contact Sheet: a fashion shot here, a personal snap there, a few new faces and a few old hands to these columns. We start with the fashion….

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Cajsa Lilliehook, as noted elsewhere, is one of the photographers at MDR Photography, and seems to be one of the busiest shutterbugs on the Grid. In this sample, she gives us a lovely dress from MG Fashion with a flower-print skirt and a top with magenta mutton-chop sleeves. You don’t normally think of sleeves like that as still stylish, but this dress works, and so does Cajsa’s camera. I’m pointing you to her blog, as that gives several poses, but she includes a link there to her Flickr page.

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Chouchou seems to be a very popular region now, and newcomer Milana Henley celebrates it in a small series of “sun worshiper” photos.  Her Flickr collection is small, but it looks to be of high quality; for instance, another shot further down the stream contains a nice water-reflection piece from a build in Dolce Vita, and there are also several more in this series.

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For pure out and out sexiness, it’s hard to beat this photo from Faerie Hax.  Also a relative newcomer to Flickr, Faerie poses herself and a friend in a set of naga avatars.  What’s a naga, you say?  Go here first!

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Chrisy Jewell is back, with art coming out of adversity.  It seems that the region she had her house in was closed down for reconstruction for a time, and she had missed the notes warning her.  There she was, cast adrift, alone in an empty sea of non-rez, with only an umbrella and a carpetbag to her name (cue the violins and melodrama)….

I know, I’m laying it on thick.  Any road, she came up with this retouched shot, which many agree convey the feelings any number of people go through when their house disappears from beneath them, so to speak.  Incidentally, Chrisy has found somewhere else to doss down her avatar for now, and she should get her old house back soon enough, so all is well there.

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I came across this last night while preparing to wrap this piece up.  Emerald Eberhart has been uploading photos even less than my two other newcomers, but her pieces show talent.  This retouched image shows her in the circle at Stonehenge in Mystica, and reveals the energy sheeting off the nematons….

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