Whimsical Aristocrat is one of the Artists in Residence at Campbell Coast Artists village. We are so happy to have her here!
Whimsical has been laughing, loving and shooting photos in Second Life since 2008, I met her in 2011 and have always been impressed with her wit, taste, style and brain. From her personality, appearance, passion and art she seems to encompass so many layers and lives her SL her way.
“Whims is only loosely connected to reality, and while she has acquired many practical SL skills, she mostly wanders about and talks, cuddles, dances and takes photographs. My SL is littered with unfinished projects, but in most cases I’m completely at home with that mess. I could be described as an accident seeking a likely location, and it is through the many happy accidents in SL that I find new friends and new interests.”Whimsical Aristocrat
One of the things Whim’s is passionate about in Second Life is her photography. She has a wonderful talent for taking a SL model and using pose and lighting to convey an emotion be it whimsy, curiosity, sensuality or whatever her focus is at the time. Her work is all class, sexuality and creative vision. She does a lot of this for the second life magazine Attention her photography can be seen in many issues since 2016.
“Many of my images portray myself and my models’ sans clothing. Given the time and money I expend on buying clothes in SL, the choice to photograph subjects without clothes might indeed appear a bit whimsical. I have long been an admirer of artistic nude photography, and with advances in the lighting model and avatar appearance I feel the technical barriers between creation of realistic art nude images in second life and in that other life are collapsing. This creates the opportunity for me to explore the interplay of posed bodies with careful lighting, creating artistic images portraying emotional states. Recently I have also been interested in body augmentation, spurred on in part by some of the wonderful Meta Body avatars and the advent of mesh bodies, which for the first time give us some ability to create artistic hybrids. I am just beginning to explore this theme, so hopefully I will be showing at least one piece in this collection.”from whimsical Aristocrat’s 2015 bio for “Naked” an exhibit at The Living Room
Current Whimsical Aristocrat work can be found:
In Attention Magazine
Do take the time to come to Campbell Coast and see her work!