Art in Second Life 2021 (33) RL Photo Festival 2021

After my visit to “The beauty of moving water” by Nils Urqhart at Kondor gallery (read here) Nils Urqhart invited me to see the RL Photo Festival, which opened it’s doors on March 31st.

It’s the 3rd RL Photo Festival after 2019 with 12 participants and 2020 with 15 participants. The 2021 festival shows the artful pictures and photographs of 18 different artists. Nis Urqhart organized the festival, that takes place in a high-rise building, Helvellyn Gallery, that was provided by Chia (Volchia Ferduccio).

Melinda Yearsley, Sisi Biedermann, CybeleMoon, Nichelle Valois and Bonach Iretons at the RL Photo Festival 2021

On the ground floor, where you land is the dancefloor for the opening party. At one wall you can see a film of the opening party, a board with the participating artists and you can scroll through a book, which presents all 18 artists with a short biography and description of their themes. In the book you also find many links to flickr pages and to galleries of the participating artists. The book is sold for just 50 L$.

Monique Beebe, Orpheus Paxlapis,Fenella Allen and Isabel Soderstrom at the RL Photo Festival 2021

The participants are: Hermes Kondor, CybeleMoon, Viktor Savior, Melinda Yearsley, Fenella Allen, Orpheus Paxlapis, Duna Gant, MonaByte, Arpeggio, Sisi Biedermann, Slatan Dryke, Bonach Ireton, ArtWolf Eternal, Isabel Soderstrom, 4pril, Monique Beebe, Linda Doune and Nichelle Valois.
I saw the work of some of Hermes Kondor, CybeleMoon (Hana Hoobinoo) and Slatan Dryke already in other exhibition. The names of some others sound familiar to me, they had stands at the Chritmas market next to the Art Gallery Rill’Arts (read here). Some others show their work the very first time at the RL Photo Festival.

Arpeggio, Linda Doune, Duna Gant and MonaByte at the RL Photo Festival 2021

The RL Photo Festival provides an overview over many different themes of RL photography: Nature, makro pictures of blossoms and plants, portraits, cities, everyday life scenes, erotic art, black & white photos, animals, gardens, celestial bodies and many more. By the way, the themes are the same for SL photographers. Some photographs are augmented with graphic, others are processed.

4pril, ArtWolf Eternal, Hermes Kondor, Viktor Savior and Slatan Dryke at the RL Photo Festival 2021

To see all the different styles and themes is very enjoyable and you could spend easily many hours at the RL Photo Festival. I didn’t count the photographs but there might be around 200 – hence quite a some to see.
Thank you Nils for the organisation, thank you Chia for providing the space and many thanks to all others who were involved to make this festival come alive. Thanks of course to all participating artists for their work.
The RL Photo Festival will close its doors on April 25th.

Landmark to Helvellyn Gallery and the RL Photo Festival 2021
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Helvellyn/71/233/31

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