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29 photographers to represent Second Life in the first phase of Firestorm landing pages

29 photographers to represent Second Life in the first phase of Firestorm landing pages

Over 670 Second Life photographers submitted more than 5000 photos to the Firestorm Gateway Flickr Group. Most presented their photos within three days of our request. Thank you to everyone for supporting this project! We received many excellent submissions showing people using Second Life in many different ways.

The first round is complete, and we’re no longer taking submissions now. I’ll likely be going back to the pool as I develop more resources for our Gateway Project. I will also probably open the pool again for submissions when new needs arise.

I’ll be sharing the Phase 1 landing pages on this blog on December 26. Following that post, I’ll be writing a post for each of the landing pages with links to the photos I used.

Firestorm Gateway Team acknowledges the 29 photographers we’ve chosen to represent Second Life through the Firestorm Community Gateway Landing Pages.

Thanks to:

(In alphabetical order)

Canary Beck, Marketing Manager

  • They are excellent photographers. About the subjects, let’s say you are a newbie and you want to get an idea of Second Life: seeing loads of selfies and some place with nobody around I’m not sure it would help. Nice to see at least and handful of pictures of boats and airplanes, even better when there are people sailing together or doing regattas. And parties. Events like BURN2 or SL birthday would be great subjects too, with many people attending and admiring fun, informative or artistic stuff. And all the other social activities that happen in SL. And what about lectures, people in church and temples, universities and everything that makes difficult to call SL just “a game” that you “play”, rather than a virtual world that you use. With these skilled photographers, you could really show the best of SL to who comes to give a peek.


    December 22, 2015

  • What a lovely surprise – an early Christmas present!

    I’m thrilled and honoured to not only be a small part of the Firestorm Gateway project, but also to be in the company of some extremely accomplished photographers.
    My sincere thanks to Canary Beck and the Firestorm Team.

    I know the project will be an outstanding success.

    Boudicca Amat

    December 23, 2015

  • Honoured to be among such great photographers and to have been chosen. Appreciate. Thank you.


    December 23, 2015

  • WTG everyone! I didn’t even realize this was happening. Guess I need to pay more attention to those start up messages! But I am thrilled to see this project happening. It is often difficult to explain Second Life to people who aren’t already IN Second Life. My father refers to it as that game you play with your boyfriend where you are a princess and he is a prince. ((I’m a Queen Daddy, but nvm)). So I am looking forward to finding out more about Second Life from this project. I’ve been doing this for 8 years and counting, and I know I’ve barely scratched the surface!

    Katerina Kirax

    December 24, 2015

  • I am honored to be one of the chosen ones for this project:)
    Thank you so much.

    LuaneMeo Resident

    December 26, 2015

  • I am extremely disappointed that the Education community will not be highlighted to new people who don’t know about Second Life or heard very little about it. Yoou’re presenting SL as a “game” when it is also a social media virtualplatform for businesses; commercial and non-profit. When will your new volunteer, your networking agent scour in-world to find these cuch communities to spread awareness? To let people know we are not just cartoons playing games like barbie and ken dolls? That it is so much more than music and bloggers? Besides the major charity events that rause money, let’s focus on the underdogs that have been in SL or are new to SL and bring awareness to their projects too.

    Kytteh Wytchwood

    December 30, 2015

  • Did you check each photographer’s page before saying these will be the artists’ who are representing SL? Have you seen the porn on Caitlin Tobias’ photostream? I can only wonder how many more people in the list above have those types of pictures. Teenagers are allowed to sign up for SL, you are exposing them to that world before they step foot in-world.

    Kytteh Wytchwood

    December 30, 2015

  • Thank you so much! ♥

    Also, Kytteh, flickr content that is adult in nature and labeled moderate or restricted is not visible to people unless they are signed up, logged into Flickr and wish to see it. You can filter content by safe.

    Daeberethwen Arbenlow

    January 1, 2016

  • I feel honored and blessed to be chosen for this! Thank you so much for considering my photos. SL has been nothing but a creative platform for me and allowed me to express myself freely. You guys did an AMAZING job with the first round of production.

    Luka Requiem

    January 1, 2016

  • […] could use those images on their new user landing pages. They have selected the images now and are currently featuring 29 photographers in their first phase of […]

  • The photos displayed on the promo pages are beautiful, but they represent my pet peeve about SL photography: They have been manipulated into gorgeous art, but they are NOT what a resident sees inworld. Is this false advertising? I dunno, but Pointer in the above comment makes some excellent, er, points.


    January 21, 2016