December 09, 2018
The extreme realism of these virtual faces, Brenda Menges
Flipping through the pages of Flickr is hard to remain indifferent to the photographs of Brenda Menges.
She is a professional photographer in Second Life®, who sells her photographic services to those who wish to have a beautiful profile picture or remember crucial moments in (virtual) life.
The aspect that I think is impressive is the extreme realism of the portraits that Brenda Menges realizes.
Beyond the technical and use of graphics programs aspects, I appreciate her way of “turning a virtual face in a human face.” A face that conveys the fears, weaknesses, and passions. The subjects of Brenda undergo not only a graphic treatment, but a “humanization” through their ability to communicate love, sensuality, tenderness, fear, or loss.
This aspect of her photographs leads me to consider her an artist because she is not merely a “graphic designer” but a communicator through avatars portraits in SL®.