Hello I’m Angela Paola and in pixel version I’m Paola Mills
I signed up to Second life in 2007, after hearing a lot of Linden Lab in the media, I did not like the name Second Life, but its potential as a platform to use, because I am passionate about video games since I was a girl. Reading an article in the American Journal, I realized that Second Life was something else, it is a place used to pleasure doing business, others see it as financial speculation, for other people it’s just a 3D chat. But soon it became a niche for lovers of creativity.
I’m not a professional photographer in RL but I like to take pictures when I see something I like, a person or a situation, which is why I always carry a small camera in my bag. Only Second Life has allowed me to develop without the need for powerful means my emotionalism, take the moment of one feeling into simple shots that stop a moment of my time.
Unlike many artists in the metaverse I work in handicraft way my snapshots using the minimum graphics editing software not by choice but by inability to use them, I brake considerably the result of my photos, I know that I am not an expert photographer maybe if I had more time I could get more satisfactory photos.
I think I’m an end user of Second Life taking advantage of the ability of creators who knows how to give reality to the bodies of the avatars and who knows how to give motion to the avatar with the use of poses. I treat merges these two aspects, study of body language of a human body.
I hope that my photographs can be a stimulus of irony, emotions and feelings, that these photographs go beyond a Simple observation of the photograph itself.