I am pleased to introduce to you a talent that has recently been discovered from rl work within the realm of SL. The work is of a talented individual who is opening up his views from scenes of war, from the inside, for others to see…and feel.
The individual is johannes1977 Resident (display name John Portilo and yes, he is my partner). When recently working on some photos in SL, in showing some of his shots to others, it was becoming recognized that he has a natural eye for what he was doing – and particularly it seems in a black and white, sepia or muted color schemes.
In speaking of this, he began to show individuals some of his scenes from the war of being deployed in Afghanistan. Being stunned by the raw talent, he opened up even more and shared more. It became more and more apparent that he really had something there. After speaking to several individuals, he was asked if he would bring a collection into The Rose Art Galleries – the galleries associated with The Rose Theaters!
His collection is, as of this date, opened for public viewing in SL. You can view the collection using this SLURL and the display will be available through the end of May.
I have found the scenes to be very stirring of something inside. Deeply touching. Bringing out a profound respect and yet even more curiosity and wonder. I salute this member of the services and his devotion and tours and thank him for supporting our rights, our freedoms, our lives as we know them. Without identifying any personal information about him – just know he has served well, bravely, with strength and with pride.
One more thought to share – he does not do this for recognition nor profit. His portion of the proceeds of photographs sold in SL will go to support Relay For Life of Second Life – his chosen charity for which he works tirelessly.
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