December 14, 2018
Skippy Beresford, when story-telling becomes art
Speaking of people who have remarkable creativity and love to share it with other people, creating around him a community, Skippy Beresford is one of my favorite artists.
Skippy is the avatar of a child, brave and idealistic, learning every day something new about life. He faces new experiences that allow him to grow humanly, often sharing his adventures with some travel partners (other children, animals, etc.).
The most exciting aspect of this cute virtual character, is the author’s ability to create, through images taken in Second Life®, realistic stories that arouse emotions in the viewer, laughter, sympathy, feeling, etc.
I believe it is this Skippy’s ability to emotionally involve the audience that makes him so much loved and followed on his Flickr Photostream.
At the time of writing, Skippy has 9,759 followers, and his images reach top 1000 favorite for a display medium for image over 9000 views.
These figures are difficult to achieve even for skilled photographers to Real Life.
How do you explain, then, this success?
The images of Skippy “immortalize” a situation appropriately narrated in the field “description” of the image itself. In the narrative is enclosed a message, a valuable lesson that likes to people, because it is “a vehicle of peace and love.”
I follow Skippy for a long time, and I think he is one of the friendliest and most creative people I’ve had the pleasure of knowing in SL®.