Late nights in Second Life can bring about some interesting results. The other night I was standing on my land in SL AFK and windowed out responding to something on Plurk, not terribly uncommon of me. When I looked back at Second Life there was a strange man standing next to me on my property. Like most of you, coming back to SL and finding a stranger on your land can be somewhat disconcerting. But this was not some nosy, annoying newb, this was a well-put-together male Avatar just standing there quietly next to me, respectful would be the word I would use.
Meet Homer Hanly. The photographer and graphic artist behind H2 Photography in Second Life. Homer is a real life photographer and artist practicing and expanding his techniques in SL with the world of 3D Digital Artistry. Now here is where I blush and am ever so grateful. Homer was checking old LMs in his inventory and hopping around SL looking for scenic places to take pictures when he stumbled across my Caribbean Island Oasis and me, oblivious in AFK land. He watched and seemed to like the movements of my AO and the poses it created so decided to take some pictures. What he did with them is just simply amazing. Most of ya'll know I do most of my own photography for eMOTIONS and for fun. But I would (and plan to) hire Homer for a photo session for a personal collection. Check out his blog, Homer's Place and his Flickr! He's got a fun sense of humor and sometimes a daring voyeuristic style I think most of you will enjoy thoroughly.
Thank you, Homer for the wonderful pictures and the new found friendship. Thank you for the late night phantom chasing and Photoshop circles of confusion (my confusion creating not yours, lol).