Contact Sheet 32 — Portraits by photoliv42

Contact Sheet is an irregular column of selected photographs and portraits from Residents of Second Life and other virtual worlds. All rights to featured images are reserved to the artists under appropriate copyright laws. Click on the links as necessary to go to the required blog, Flickr or Koinup page. Please go to these artists’ pages in any case to leave comments, (as well as comments here), if you have an account on the appropriate service.

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NOTICE: Some of the photos/links may contain nudity. Viewer discretion advised.


Portrait photographs can be underappreciated.  What artistry is there in taking a closeup shot of a person’s face?  But the truth is, there is a lot more to it than that.  The clothing of the model, the appearance, the lighting, and other factors contribute to the quality of the final product.

You can control many of these factors as the photographer.  But one major item, the model, is often in the lap of the gods.  In this case, “photoliv42” on Koinup got extraordinarily lucky:  a client with wonderful taste in clothing and hair, and a green-eyed face alight with mystery and mischief.  photoliv42 added in some post-processing to enhance the appearance, and you have these below.  I’m making them as small as this because I want you to go photoliv42’s pages and admire them in all their glory, then click on lots of like buttons (grin).  To get there, click on the thumbnails, and I hope you enjoy as much as I do.

Both photos are copyrighted 2011 by “photoliv42,” and all rights are reserved by the copyright owner.

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