Today, I feel pretty confident in saying that I think I achieved that goal. I’m not boasting. Those who know me know that I rarely give myself the credit I deserve, so saying something like that is a big deal for me. After a lifetime of doubt and insecurity about my creativity, I found something that I enjoy doing and I think I’m fairly good at taking a decent shot. There’s lots of room for improvement and I am always learning new things about photography in Second Life. And what I have learned in SL, I carry over into the atomic world too.
You know, I never called myself a photographer or any of my images here artwork. I still don’t really know what qualifies as Art, what it is and where the line is drawn. The only thing I know for sure is that Art is subjective and what I might consider to be artistic, could be just vandalism to someone else or just screenshots I take with my computer or mobile device. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. That’s fine and I can live with that.
You can’t please everyone right? Whether it’s taking pictures, sharing your opinion with the world on your blog, or whichever way you choose to express yourself – there will always be critics to cut you down, because that’s just what they do. I don’t let that stop me. I do what I do here because it makes me feel good, plain and simple.
So that was the long way of expressing how I feel about the critics, but really my thoughts are best summarized in two short words: Fuck ’em!
I didn’t intend for my little rant to distract from the my visit to “The Dark Side” that is currently on display on MetaLES. If you are familiar with Mysterious Wave, you will easily recognize the fine and detailed work of Anley Piers. I really enjoy installations such as this one – dark and melancholy yet beautiful.
Beautiful creations in Second Life such as The Dark Side make it a real pleasure to take photos to share here with you all.
Direct link here to visit The Dark Side by Anley Piers currently being displayed at MetaLES…O. It’s beautiful. Enjoy.