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Photo Cafe Diaries : Episode#15 of Photographers' Chat

What happened in Episode#15 of the Photographers' Chat at the new location of Photo Cafe (previously Photo Cafe Beach Lounge)? Find out here!

Kika Yongho opened this edition of the photographers' chat with an update that since lag was an issue on Mainland, the Photo Cafe will be shifting to another location of the same size but on a Private region with more prims, lesser lag and greater number of permitted avatars at a time. The shift isn't soon but will be communicated to the members in advance through the group and at photo chats.

Next, attention was drawn to the Wonderland 2.0 Photo Contest, which is a great opportunity for photographers to explore the Wonderland 2.0 region and try their hand in the realm of fantasy. Kika Yongho, Bryn Oh and Frank Atisso will be the judges for this contest with a total prize pool of L$12,500.

The first of a series of workshops, which has been in planning for some time now, will be hosted at the Photo Cafe this Sunday, April 24th at 11 am SLT. Elfi Siemens will be presenting this first workshop, the details of which will be out soon.

A photo challenge was proposed last week - "To interpret a famous artwrk in your own personal style". The results were seen in this week's chat and much of the chat contents revolved around each photographer explaining their images and drawing interpretations from the work of others.

The artwork that was agreed upon for the challenge was Rodin's "The Thinker". Created in 1881 with a height of 71,2 cm in this statue Rodin depicted Dante reflecting on The Divine Comedy, his epic poem about heaven, hell, and the fate of all humankind. It was originally part of The Gates of Hell, only later in 1903 the first monumental-size sculpture was created.

The goal was to create an interpretation of the piece, considering the meaning and the feeling of the artwork in your own style.

The following questions were discussed for each image and each photographer who participated in the challenge:

  • What was your approach?

  • Was it an easy task?

  • How much did you refer to the original work?

  • How much freedom did you take?

Photographers who participated in the challenge include Michiel Bechir, Kika Yongho, Prins, Elfi Siemens, Dane Albion, Jaminda Moon, Violette Rembrandt, Onceagain and Andrew Harlan.

Have a look at a few of these wonderful photos which interpret "The Thinker" in their own personal way:

Andrew Harlan

Kika Yongho

Dane Albion

Violette Rembrandt

All the images are still displayed at the Photo Cafe meeting spot, so feel free to take a trip there to see how various photographers are able to interpret a piece of art differently

The next edition of the Photographers' Chat will be held on Saturday, April 30th at 11 am SLT.


Join the new Photo Cafe Inworld Group by pasting the following link into Local Chat: secondlife:///app/group/e577fc56-4702-c1ae-afdc-e3625ae3bfe4/about


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