Photo Cafe Lounge ~ Chat Transcript ~ "Last Picture!" 23rd of July, 2022 H.11:00 AM SLT
[ The following Episode #23 will be on:
Sat, the 20th of August H.11.00 AM SLT! ]
[11:07] Duraya Resident: Hello everyone and welcome to episode 22 of the photo cafe. A new place but familiar looks!
[11:07] Duraya Resident: Thanks to Kika and Violette’s concentrated efforts we might have finally found the place to be and to stay 😉
[11:14] Duraya Resident: Kika will say a few words now
[11:14] Kika Yongho: Hello Photographer friends!
I am glad to see that all of you made it to the newly rebuilt location of the Photo Cafe’ chat circle in the swamp! I hope you’re comfy seated and that you had the time to cam around and see the work in progress finally unveiled!
[11:15] Kika Yongho: First of all I want to thank you all of you again for being here and I hope you can also stay for the following mini-dance of 1H, at 12PM, with our wonderful DJ:
ηαÐĴα ηєνιℓℓє (Nadja Aurelia)
who I will thank also for being with us for our official opening and for providing the daily radio music stream for the Photo Cafe’: hooray!
[11:15] Kika Yongho: Then I want to thank our staff:
for their constant work and support to make these meeting happen for all of us! You’d think it is nothing but they have been working hard for every meeting since our opening (over 10 months ago!).
[11:16] Kika Yongho: And – last but not least.. You must be wondering who’s behind this fabulous build! There is a % of my ideas, “disorder” and much scripting but the true artist of decoration who is behind this wonderful setup of the land is..
Violette (Violette Rembrandt),
who built with her partner Lucifer, the sim of Wonderland 2.0!
[11:17] Kika Yongho: Did I thank everyone present here? 😛 If I am missing anyone, please forgive and let me know, I will add you to my next speech! But now.. Let’s get ready for.. The episode #22 of the Photo Cafe’! And today please stay for the mini-afterparty with DJ ηαÐĴα ηєνιℓℓє!
[11:18] Duraya Resident: thank you Kika
[11:19] Duraya Resident: I want to draw your attention to the fact that the results of the last challenge are displayed in the gallery we used for the meetings before. It’s right at the landing place. It was an exciting shoot and a lot of fun!
[11:19] Duraya Resident: Today we will have a different kind of getting to know each other through art.
[11:20] Duraya Resident: If you are willing to do something that might not work you are closer to being an artist.‘
[11:20] Duraya Resident: This is a quote by Seth Godin I found when I was seeking inspiration for the intro to our evening together.
[11:20] Duraya Resident: It perfectly delineates today’s agenda: ‚what are you currently examining in your work?‘.
[11:21] Duraya Resident: Without the energy we put into the development of our self-expression and the courage to fail trying we wouldn’t grow and our results would go stale. An endless row of repeating the same patterns.
[11:21] Duraya Resident: So we turn to something challenging, be it a new theme, a project or a new technique.
[11:22] Duraya Resident: We asked you to bring a picture to share what you are investigating at the moment.
[11:23] Duraya Resident: Please show your picture and share with us:
[11:23] Duraya Resident: How did you get interested in your current quest?
[11:24] Duraya Resident: What obstacles did you meet and hopefully overcome?
[11:24] Duraya Resident: And whatever else you find interesting in the process of course 🙂
[11:24] Duraya Resident: We prepared a canvas for you to show your work. You can step forward and explain or stay seated – as you prefer.
[11:25] Duraya Resident: Let’s start – the empty canvas is calling for the first volunteer!
[11:25] Kika Yongho: c
[11:26] Duraya Resident: Kika please 🙂
[11:30:38] TaccaExotic Resident: C
[11:31] Duraya Resident: was that a project Kika?
[11:31] Kika Yongho: Alright this photo is a SPOILER on the expo I was preparing about the theme “9 Muses in 2022”. The challenge has been going around many sims where rez was not possible and try to work attaching lights and projectors to me
[11:32] Kika Yongho: I worked as well with the post-production, especially with an effect that I like much that is the “double exposure” to make the photo more dramatic although in colors
[11:33] Kika Yongho: The expo is not started yet so after seeing this picture all of you will be flashed with a beam of light that will make you forget what you saw. Done ^^
[11:34] Duraya Resident: but we will remember in a corner of our mind that there will an expo about … what exactly … forgot ….
[11:35] Duraya Resident: Tacca you have a comment, please speak
[11:36] TaccaExotic: Oh, just that I love that piece, Kika has a good style
[11:37] Prins (skylog): c
[11:38] Duraya: okay Prins, your turn
[11:38] Prins (skylog): I just made this. I work with depth in the image – this was not going as plan, since my setup lag out, but then I played with another layer and got some depth that way. It is from the new place here, I try to play with my images, but I don’t do avatar images, less planning.
[11:39] Duraya: I recognized – it’s a good one
[11:42] Duraya: okay – who wants to be next?
[11:43] Bonach Ireton: c
[11:43] TaccaExotic: c
[11:43] Michiel Bechir: c
[11:43] Duraya: okay – Bonach has the picture on the canvas
[11:43] Bonach Ireton: it’s a very simple one, i don’t know what to say about it
[11:44] Michiel Bechir: c
[11:45] Bonach Ireton: (I hope not being out of theme))
[11:45] Duraya: no your theme is your theme
[11:45] Prins (skylog): there is no theme 🙂
[11:46] Duraya: what were you exploring in this picture
[11:46] Bonach Ireton: perfect then.. so just a simple pic, I liked the atmosphere, nature and the horse free
[11:46] Duraya: are you doing a series?
[11:46] Bonach Ireton: no just playing with the cam as usual, i like photos that tell stories
[11:46] Bonach Ireton: so edited slightly in Photoscape X
[11:47] Jaminda Moon (jaminda): its a lovely horse 🙂
[11:47] Michiel Bechir: and also a nice fading effect
[11:47] Bonach Ireton: it’s an av of mine and happens to be very close to a good RL friend i had when young. so yes just trying to render an atmosphere
[11:48] Bonach Ireton: It’s “miniature” effect on Photoscape, center on the subject, + a white vignette
[11:48] Bonach Ireton: that’s all folks
[11:48] Duraya: please – for all – type done when you are finished
[11:48] Duraya: great shot
[11:49] Duraya: Sina, will you please?
[11:49] Morganna Ravenheart: C
[11:50] Sina Souza (sinalein): so, the Title of the image is “Scarecrow” for a exhibition in some months, so remember, flashed and forget it after the session 😛
[11:51] Sina Souza (sinalein): i just wanted to create an Image about the current situation we live with right now, War and Death in Ukraine, Pandemic, climate change, is hard to see some positive stuff, when you look into your television and media
[11:52] Sina Souza (sinalein): when you see all the time negative news, it is not easy to be positive by yourself, so maybe we should not soak it up all the time 🙂
[11:52] Sina Souza (sinalein): done
[11:53] Morganna Ravenheart: looks like it took a lot of work for that 😀
[11:53] Duraya: but it’s good to bang it on a canvas and get it out of your system for a while 🙂
[11:53] Kapaan: q
[11:53] Duraya: thank you Sina
[11:53] Michiel Bechir: a work with a strong message
[11:53] Sina Souza (sinalein): yes. was hard to create the cables for it
[11:53] Duraya: Kapaan do you have a question?
[11:54] Kapaan: Hello, Sina I love this. I often see that we as artists create things from the dark side of our existence. Does anyone ever focus on silver linings?
[11:54] Michiel Bechir: i have a question for Sina
[11:54] Kapaan: done
 Duraya: yes Michiel
 Michiel Bechir: Did you think it out before you starting to take the photos? Or did it grow by trial and errors?
 Sina Souza (sinalein): oh, i always use to do some sketches and notes about the concept before i work inworld on the location and the shot, so it is always planned
[11:56] Duraya: great – Michiel you are next
[11:56] Michiel Bechir: My work is maybe not completely new
[11:56] TaccaExotic: c
 Michiel Bechir: but has been in the photo cafe before maybe, during my holidays
 Michiel Bechir: This work is the product of a lot of trials with light, shades and colors
[11:58] Michiel Bechir: i think i took over 50 pictures to find the right colors which belong to a night in the middle of summer
[11:58] Michiel Bechir: i hope i did find the right ones
[11:58] Jaminda Moon (jaminda): its great Michiel
[11:59] Prins (skylog): yes it is 🙂
[11:59] Morganna Ravenheart: the shadows give it depth, I think
[11:59] Duraya: great result
[11:59] Michiel Bechir: when i took the photos I did work with Zia Branner, she is the model, and a rl artist
[11:59] Michiel Bechir: she did help me to pick the right colors
[11:59] Sina Souza (sinalein): yes, fits to the thing you have searched for, nice shot
[12:00] Bonach Ireton: beautiful yes feels alive
[12:00] ϮƗ Vɪᴏʟᴇᴛᴛᴇ Mᴏʀɴɪɴɢꜱᴛᴀʀ ƗϮ (violette.rembrandt): yeah really beautiful
[12:00] Michiel Bechir: This work has not a strong message on society like Sina, i am a bit jealous of her work hehe:)
[12:01] Michiel Bechir: but was just the product of playing with colors, effects, settings
[12:01] TaccaExotic: C for comment
[12:01] Michiel Bechir: done
[12:01] Sina Souza (sinalein): c
[12:02] TaccaExotic: I love the colors. And – I used to live right across the street from the Colony in rl
[12:02] Duraya: okay – as our DJ already started the music, I am sorry to ask you to be quick 🙁 – we will reprise next time for sure
[12:02] TaccaExotic: Nice color combination
[12:02] Michiel Bechir: thanks Tacca
[12:03] Sina Souza (sinalein): i just wanted to say, that not all images need to have an message Michiel, that’s what art makes so beautiful, the variation
[12:03] Duraya: Tacca and Morganna We are out of time today, will it be okay for you to postpone yours for next time?
[12:03] Morganna Ravenheart: sure
[12:03] TaccaExotic: Sure
[12:04] Duraya: thank you so much!
*** Please note the next meeting will be on the 20th August, details to be announced. ***