Archive for the ‘Monochrome’ Tag

Contact Sheet 67 — tralala Loordes   Leave a comment

Contact Sheet is an irregular column of selected photographs and portraits from Residents of Second Life. All rights to featured images are reserved to the artists under appropriate copyright laws and/or allowances under the Creative Commons. 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).

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.

Cyberinas

Photomanipulation is something I’ve rarely taken the time to practice. And that’s a sad thing, because some of the best photos I’ve seen in 11 years of Second Life have passed through a paint program over and beyond simple cropping. tralala uses a nice bit of post work on this shot, over and beyond the basic monochromatic effect. She appears three times here — and it would have been six times, except for the size of the photo; but you can insert the proper image yourself at the right of the composition.

Contact Sheet 63 — Diconay Boa   Leave a comment

Contact Sheet is an irregular column of selected photographs and portraits from Residents of Second Life. All rights to featured images are reserved to the artists under appropriate copyright laws and/or allowances under the Creative Commons. 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).

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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anticipation.
Copyright 2018 by Diconay Boa; all rights reserved.  Click on the above for the full-size version.

Diconay Boa has been around for years, but has never made an edition of Contact Sheet.  This is a bit remiss of me, as I’ve followed her for all this time, and her work is excellent.  This photo, anticipation, amends that lateness on my part. 

I chose it because, in an extremely economical setting, Diconay combines both intensity and humor.  The lack of color forces a focus on the tableau in the foreground.  Diconay is plainly waiting for something or someone; and her desire for resolution creates the intensity of her gaze on the clock.  At the same time, her expression, combined with the fixity of her stare and the cigarette she is smoking, inject a note of absurdity that I find wonderfully irresistable.

Well done, Di!

I’m Dangerous Tonight   Leave a comment

“Beside her, her husband could only splutter, and he stopped even that when she half turned to flash him a smile – the instinctive, brilliant smile of a woman who knows what feeble creatures men can be. You couldn’t learn to smile like that. It was something a woman either knew the minute she was born, or never knew at all.”

Cornell Woolrich, The Fantastic Stories of Cornell Woolrich, “I’m Dangerous Tonight”

Contact Sheet 48 — tenma Andrew

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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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tenma Andrew

Copyright 2012 by tenma Andrew; all rights reserved. Click through to view original at Koinup.

As the final Contact Sheet of 2012, take a look at this stark, basic image photographed by “tenma Andrew” on Koinup.  (Click through for the full size.)  Why is it beautiful?  The simplicity, the almost noir-type theme, the clearness of the composition and the pure artistry of the entire concept.  This has all the qualities of some of the best RL monochrome film photography of the past century, and I salute tenma for this work.

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Posted December 31, 2012 by Harper Ganesvoort in Arts, Photographs

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Binary

 

Binary Wild — free and savage

 

Binary Civilized — cool and sophisticated

Contact Sheet 39 — HivaOa Insoo, Wise Sandalwood, Shmoo Snook, Aelin Quan, anna Anton, SiviKe, mayna

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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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This column may be the last one before the fourth anniversary of Around the Grid, so I still haven’t caught up yet with where I was planning on being.  But I’m getting there!  For the next-to-last special Koinup edition, I have six newcomers and a seventh from a previous artist that I just can’t ignore.

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First, a double by Aelin Quan, which I consider to be something of a diptych as they have been worked in post-processing the same way from appearances.  They give the same feeling that I can’t quantify, can’t define, but it’s something that speaks to me.  That’s what is vital.

More after the break….

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Contact Sheet 34 — Dax Dover

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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.

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I wrestle with alpha-channel work.  I’m still trying to get consistent results out of GIMP, and I wasn’t much better with my beloved Paint Shop Pro.  So I respect those who can pull off the trick; and Dax Dover has done this with a little piece on her Flickr stream that caught my eye.  Here is just a slice of it as a teaser; you’ll need to go to the page to get the rest (evil grin).

Seems fairly ordinary, doesn’t it?  Wait until you see who’s reaching for Dax’s hand.  Not only that, but she’s added in shadows for both herself and…well, you’ll just have to see!

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