96 avatar portraits to go!!!!!Posted: October 30, 2011
Shooting today 10am-3pm slt!! May be the last big day to participate!!
So I have been thinking a lot about anonymity and what it means… as well as the google+ and facebook’s rules of no pseudonyms, no anonymity, only real names, etc. In the first book I included only the backs of the avatars. This was/is my artistic statement about hiding the face, being unrecognizable, having our own privacy of which we all hold very dear in second life. After having some great conversations at my photo shoots about avatars and identity… and dicussing the idea of the avatar as a mask, I am throwing around the idea of showing the front portraits of the avatars in the 2nd book. I love the idea that we are standing tall putting our anonymous selves out there for the world to see. I think it would be a great statement. What do you think??
Here are a selection of avatars I shot the last couple of sessions…