Photographs from the New World

I’ve just been reminded about my first ever solo show by Scott Tillitt, who wrote about it for PDN. The year was 2007 and the show was called “Photographs of the New World”. I’d spent some time in the pioneering virtual world Second Life photographing users’ avatars and the places created by those users. Second Life was (is?) extraordinary for many reasons, but one was that it gave you the ability to use the viewer in the same way as a view camera - that is you could use view camera shift (not tilt) in the GUI. The resulting screenshots could be downloaded as super high resolution tiffs, allowing me to make large prints. That, combined with the fact that everything in the world was user generated, made it super interesting to photograph. Read Scott’s recent reminder post about it on Facebook.