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Crazy Rich Asian

Which of the two Chinese do you think I am …?  (Well, actually, I’m not even Chinese, but we’ll just leave that behind us for now.)

… There are the Chinese from Mainland China, who made their fortunes in the past decade like all the Russians, but then there are the Overseas Chinese. These are the ones who left China long before the Communists came in, in many cases hundreds of years ago, and spread throughout the rest of Asia, quietly amassing great fortunes over time ….

Kevin Kwan, Crazy Rich Asians

Contact Sheet 64 — “=PM=”

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Subject No 453

Copyright 2018 by “=PM=”.  Click on the photo for the artist’s page and full-size photo.

This artist, whose Second Life name I do not know, is one of those people I would love to be — she has a mastery of camera, composition and post-production that turns her photographs into something approaching hand-drawn-and-painted art.  I enjoy most of her work, but this one hits all the buttons — the composition and positioning of the model is perfectly framed in the shot; the makeup draws your attention straight into the photo; the hairstyle and accessories frame her face nicely; and then the extended hand with its pipe and swirling smoke pull your eye across to the remainder of the photo.  The spotlight adds emphasis on her, while creating excellent shadows to emphasize the drama of the photo.

Well done indeed!

Posted October 10, 2018 by Harper Ganesvoort in Arts, Photographs

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In Japan Kanto

I made a short visit recently to the four Asian sims — Japan Kanto, Japan Chubu, Japan Kansai and China Sichuan — looking as ever for new places and builds.  These four regions, forming their own small Middle Kingdom, are located west of the Mainland Continents, and are lovely for the most part.  I had a wonderful, relaxing bath in the hot springs of a ryokan, then clothed myself appropriately and went off to wander.

Japan Kanto is more commercially oriented than the other sims, but there are still great spots for photo work.  This SLurl won’t get you precisely where I was when I photographed myself; yet it’s still worth a stop, and you will surely find your own locations to shoot.

As an aside, that is me in the photo; I have, beyond my more alien skins, at least 7 ethnic shape/skin combinations that I use around characters I write about in some short stories.  This one I call Keiko; I’m unsure if anything here is still available for sale, so I’m not including the details.  (I really should trot out the other shapes/skins more often.)

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