I have access to the SL Naturist photo archive, and I’m going to guess that you’ve only ever seen about 5% or less of it on SL Naturist, the archive itself running to thousands of photographs.
Diane Toxx, SL Naturist’s recently (re)appointed official photographer
It’s a testament to the hard work put in by SL Naturist’s past photographers Harry, Hugh and Diane.
I’ve no photographic talent, in or out of Second Life, so the issue of getting someone with a photographer’s eye has been pressing since I took on the editorial role.
Abi has some Photoshop experience which has benefitted us, but both of us might suggest to you that our ‘talents’, such as they are, are more in the roles of words and sourcing stories that reflect the naturist lifestyle in Second Life or stories from real life that we can apply to Second Life.
To that end I’ve been negotiating with Diane Toxx, a former SL Naturist photographer, and I’m pleased to say that I’ve secured her services once more. This pleases me on two levels. For one, the quality of the photography may improve. Secondly, it means there’s now a link to the previous editorial staff and that creates a sense of continuity which I think is important.
I referenced Diane in a previous post, in a roundabout way, and I’m pleased to say I’m now officially unveiling her as SL Naturist’s sole official photographer. I know there were ‘issues’ in the past regarding a post she made that resulted in a minor blogosphere spat. That’s not my concern and the slate is clear. I know that stupid little drama, precipitated by others, led to SL Naturist being de-linked to other blog sites and, from what I can gather, the loss of a SL Naturist office on the grid. I repeat: that’s none of my concern. We are where we are as a blog and we move forward. Welcome, camera-girl.