Honour MacMillan wrote a piece that made me ponder what I do here. She made Pancake over at Renoobed ponder, as well.
I decided that I am indeed a photographer. However, my pieces aren’t really photographs. Sure, I take snapshots and pics as I tool around SL, but the shots that I share are far more than a snapshot. They’re a story, a piece, a work of art. I take photographs inworld, but I also create these works of art, using photography as a tool.
Maybe it’s because my mom’s an artist that I have no issue calling my work art. I know what a work of art feels like. If anyone cares to poo poo what I do, what Honour does, or what any virtual world artist does- let them. Personally, I don’t require validation from boneheads.
I just require the release that comes from creation.
Real life woman. Virtual World avatar. Likes top shelf vodka, dominant men, blues, sunsets and playing darts. Dislikes insecurity, rap, small children and clowns. I'm either behind the bar or under it.