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Contact Sheet 57 — rikutojam2   Leave a comment

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Contact Sheet is an irregular column of selected photographs and portraits from Residents of Second Life and other virtual worlds. All rights to featured images are reserved to the artists under appropriate copyright laws. Click on the links as necessary to go to the required blog or Flickr page. Please go to these artists’ pages in any case to leave comments, (as well as comments here), if you have an account on the appropriate service.

Suggestions are appreciated; please send descriptions and links to me by in-world IM, notecard, E-mail to harper.ganesvoort@gmail.com, or leave a comment below.

NOTICE: Some of the photos/links may contain nudity. Viewer discretion advised.

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Harper asked me to take an article, and suggested I might do a photo she recently invited to her Contact Sheet group.  It’s not a bad one, and so here it is.

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Harper knows more about this thing than I do; she says it may be inspired by the Japanese legend of the 47 Ronin, although the photo’s title says 48 instead.  This photo looks like a group pose, and isn’t bad.  There’s a link to a YouTube video, however, with much nicer shots.  Why rikotujam2 chose this one, I can’t say, but it still isn’t bad.

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Posted January 20, 2017 by Jem Sternhall in Arts, Photographs

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Contact Sheet 56 — Bethy   Leave a comment

Update, September 9:  The Resident is Bethany Felisimo; she contacted me via Flickr.  Thanks Bethy!  I’m correcting the article now below.

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Contact Sheet is an irregular column of selected photographs and portraits from Residents of Second Life and other virtual worlds. All rights to featured images are reserved to the artists under appropriate copyright laws. Click on the links as necessary to go to the required blog or Flickr page. Please go to these artists’ pages in any case to leave comments, (as well as comments here), if you have an account on the appropriate service.

Suggestions are appreciated; please send descriptions and links to me by in-world IM, notecard, E-mail to harper.ganesvoort@gmail.com, or leave a comment below.

NOTICE: Some of the photos/links may contain nudity. Viewer discretion advised.

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In the struggle to get your work seen and recognized on Flickr, I sometimes scrounge through group lists to find groups I haven’t joined yet, that I can add work I think I did good at onto.  (Or just add stuff, where the admins are easy.  Yes, my precious, I like to see the numbers turn over and get higher.)  In the process of checking out groups, I run into other photographers whose work I like to fave — or to fave and give additional recognition to.  (That’s the main reason for Contact Sheet, after all.)

Bethany Felisimo’s profile on Flickr lists her simply as an “Aussie girl,” and that she’s been on Flickr since November 2008.  But I can also tell you that I just added three of her photos to my Contact Sheet group in about ten minutes.  As I said to her in a comment, she has both talent and imagination and Eye, that something that allows a person to combine the first two into work that deserves recognition.  Here are the three I just added to the group, along with a few others.  Please click through, and take a look at her body of work.

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See four more after the break; this artist is excellent!

Contact Sheet 55 — Outstanding Photo Work By Tamary   Leave a comment

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Contact Sheet is an irregular column of selected photographs and portraits from Residents of Second Life and other virtual worlds. All rights to featured images are reserved to the artists under appropriate copyright laws. Click on the links as necessary to go to the required blog or Flickr page. Please go to these artists’ pages in any case to leave comments, (as well as comments here), if you have an account on the appropriate service.

Suggestions are appreciated; please send descriptions and links to me by in-world IM, notecard, E-mail to harper.ganesvoort@gmail.com, or leave a comment below.

NOTICE: Some of the photos/links may contain nudity. Viewer discretion advised.

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I’m finally re-activating my Contact Sheet column; and as my first piece here in many a month, I give you this order. Go to Flickr, now, and give this photo a fave.  I wish you could give it more than one fave, in fact, because it’s absolutely fantastic!  Tamary has assembled a lovely composition here of her as the model tying her hair back in the mirror, and then raised it from good to outstanding with her choice of lighting, positioning, and the post work to add in the reflection of herself in the old mirror. And I just realized why I enjoy it so much; because it reminds me of the painter’s work of Andrew Wyeth at his best — a sort of hyper-realistic distillation of a moment in time, with the model focused and intent on the small daily task and ignoring totally the photographer capturing the moment.

If there were an award for outstanding photo of the year in Second Life, this would be high in the running, in my opinion.  I really can’t praise this enough; it just captures a mood perfectly!

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Contact Sheet 53 — Annie Klavinham

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Contact Sheet is an irregular column of selected photographs and portraits from Residents of Second Life and other virtual worlds. All rights to featured images are reserved to the artists under appropriate copyright laws. Click on the links as necessary to go to the required blog, Flickr or Koinup page. Please go to these artists’ pages in any case to leave comments, (as well as comments here), if you have an account on the appropriate service.

Suggestions are appreciated; please send descriptions and links to me by in-world IM, notecard, E-mail to harper.ganesvoort@gmail.com, or leave a comment below.

NOTICE: Some of the photos/links may contain nudity. Viewer discretion advised.

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Annie Klavinham rather catches the theme of the song she chose as the title for her work on Koinup, “Is that all there is?”  It’s an excellent photo:

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but what really makes this one jell for me is the use of the old song from the 1969 Peggy Lee hit.  A small sample — the chorus:

Is that all there is, is that all there is
If that’s all there is my friends, then let’s keep dancing
Let’s break out the booze and have a ball
If that’s all there is

Click on through and see in better detail, and be sure to read the rest of the song lyrics below the photograph.

“Is That All There Is?”, written by Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller; performed in 1969 by Peggy Lee.

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Contact Sheet 50 — Skip Staheli / Carilynn OHare

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Contact Sheet is an irregular column of selected photographs and portraits from Residents of Second Life and other virtual worlds. All rights to featured images are reserved to the artists under appropriate copyright laws. Click on the links as necessary to go to the required blog, Flickr or Koinup page. Please go to these artists’ pages in any case to leave comments, (as well as comments here), if you have an account on the appropriate service.

Suggestions are appreciated; please send descriptions and links to me by in-world IM, notecard, E-mail to harper.ganesvoort@gmail.com, or leave a comment below.

NOTICE: Some of the photos/links may contain nudity. Viewer discretion advised.

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The Miss Virtual World Pageant has become a fixture of the Second Life scene — a series of events where some of the most beautiful avatars of the Grid get to show off their design “genes” in an opportunity for fame and very real (virtual) fortune.  Almost every national representative over the years has been a strong contender; but the women from Ireland have always ranked high, especially in the “national costume” category.  Variegated shades of green, and designs based on the rich traditions of Irish nature and culture, have been the basis of these costumes, which are often snapped up at designers following the competition for many thousands of lindens afterwards.

Carilynn OHare began the tradition of asking Enzo Champagne to design the costume for the Irish contestant in 2011, when her original choice of designer had difficulties in delivering on the concept she wanted to portray.  Enzo stepped up to the plate with a week to go before pageant night, and came through with one of the best pieces seen that year.  Saleena Hax called on Enzo in 2012, and Sessie Resident for the 2013 event’s Irish costume.  Enzo has met the challenge every year, and for other contestants as well.  To thank him for his efforts, Carilynn got together with Saleena and Sessie, and commissioned Skip Staheli to create a lovely gift photograph of the three together.

Copyright 2013 by Skip Staheli; all rights reserved.  Click through for the original, as well as size options.

Copyright 2013 by Skip Staheli; all rights reserved. Click through for the original, as well as size options.

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Contact Sheet 49 — Truth Hawks

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Contact Sheet is an irregular column of selected photographs and portraits from Residents of Second Life and other virtual worlds. All rights to featured images are reserved to the artists under appropriate copyright laws. Click on the links as necessary to go to the required blog, Flickr or Koinup page. Please go to these artists’ pages in any case to leave comments, (as well as comments here), if you have an account on the appropriate service.

Suggestions are appreciated; please send descriptions and links to me by in-world IM, notecard, E-mail to harper.ganesvoort@gmail.com, or leave a comment below.

NOTICE: Some of the photos/links may contain nudity. Viewer discretion advised.

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Everyone knows Truth Hawks as a creator of excellent hair in Second Life, mostly for casual situations.  It appears, though, that he also does a little photographic work, if I’m reading things aright on the Flickr page for this photo.  Master Hawks doesn’t give it any more name than “truth,” so I’ll leave you to look at the original (just click through on the thumbnail) and consider for yourself….

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Copyright 2013 by Truth Hawks; all rights reserved.

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Posted January 22, 2013 by Harper Ganesvoort in Photographs

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Contact Sheet 47 — TikiB in Pteron

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Contact Sheet is an irregular column of selected photographs and portraits from Residents of Second Life and other virtual worlds. All rights to featured images are reserved to the artists under appropriate copyright laws. Click on the links as necessary to go to the required blog, Flickr or Koinup page. Please go to these artists’ pages in any case to leave comments, (as well as comments here), if you have an account on the appropriate service.

Suggestions are appreciated; please send descriptions and links to me by in-world IM, notecard, E-mail to harper.ganesvoort@gmail.com, or leave a comment below.

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pteron is a fascinating place to visit — an ancient, abandoned city that is also a gateway to many other places of mysteriousness.  I’ve used it myself several times for photo shoots, and a few of my best pieces come from there (as well as a few lame ones, at least in my opinion).  It’s almost always worth a look at the work that comes from this moody, surrealistic place of so many surprises.  Today for Contact Sheet, “TikiB” on Koinup offers us this interpretation:

Tiki looks like she shot this in the main section of pteron, the hub for reaching all other places.  The lighting here is green and mysterious in normal form, as if the walls are alive and radiating light by themselves, or perhaps showing the decay-light of some radiation; Tiki has altered the lighting for her photo, or reworked it in post-processing, and the stream behind the model seems to be coming from her, a wake that she leaves as she walks out of the frame.  An impressive piece.

SUPPLEMENTAL, November 14:

In thanking me for adding her photo to Contact Sheet, Tiki wrote in the personal comments on my Koinup home page (sic):

It is an honour for me Harper, this invitation and the fact that you choose/selected my photo for your blog. I couldn’t believe it when i first read it. I loved the description that you gave the image. The picture is taken on top of the tower; and the mist is actually something that comes from the tower and nearby. I wanted a greenish, emerald, glowing atmosphere, something i achieved with a windlightsetting from Torley Linden, can’t remember wich one. And i put a texturelayer over it, with a sparks to give it a Scy-Fy feeling. :-) The headdress of from Tekeli ‘li gave me the idea for the scene (I discovered Pteron browsing destinations on Secondlife.com)

Posted November 10, 2012 by Harper Ganesvoort in Arts, Photographs

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