I bought one of the unique ambrotype artworks from Marcus Ranum on ebay - I received it yesterday and it is awesome!
I have made you two virtual Ambrotype Gifts, one is available at the main Art Gallery of Marcus, the other one at his art exhibit in the foyer du Chateau de Roissy.
The gift you find in the main gallery is the one I bought on ebay for my first life - it's mine, mine, mine, lol. There is only one copy of every ambrotype in first life! Get yours too!
Who is Marcus Ranum?
"Marcus J. Ranum (born November 5, 1962 in New York City, New York, USA) is a computer and network security researcher and industry leader. He is credited with a number of innovations in firewalls, including building the first Internet email server for the whitehouse.gov domain, and intrusion detection systems. He has held leadership positions with a number of computer security companies, and is a Faculty member of the Institute for Applied Network Security."
So this is what wikipedia says about Marcus. In Second Life we know Marcus through his BDSM Art Gallery where his very talented artworks are exhibited by Art Galleries Body, Mind & Spirit. Photography is a hobby for Marcus, something he does for fun. His works nevertheless show a lot of experience and proffesionalism, and his photo's are so very popular, specially in the lifestyle scene in SL, that he can count on having a lots of fans in this virtual reality.
Marcus has now found a new fun way to finish his photo's: ambrotypes. He likes to share this new method with you and asked me to give you all a virtual copy of two of his first experiments. I already put mines in my SL home, and I love it! If one things shows, next to his perfectionism, it is how Marcus truly has fun with experimenting new stuff.
To get both your copies, visit Marcus' main gallery at Art Galleries Body, Mind & Spirit for the Ambrotype 'The Gift', and visit his exhibit in the foyer of the Chateau de Roissy for the Ambrotype 'The door is locked'. No membership of group is needed for these gifts, they are meant for the whole BDSM community in SL.
NB: because of the art sim with all the main galleries moving, the ambrotype 'The Gift' will be available temporary at the Story of O ~ BDSM Art Gallery @ Roissy.
Teleport to get your gifts:
Teleport to Story of O ~ BDSM Art Gallery - where the ambrotype 'The Gift' is temporary available.
Teleport to Art Exhibit @ Le Foyer du Chateau de Roissy.
You can also buy these ambrotypes for your first life!
Go here and contact Marcus through his website or link to ebay to see if he has one available at this moment to bid on:
Go to website Marcus Ranum
This is also where you can read more about how the ambrotypes are made.
There is a current auction of a new unique ambrotype by Marcus Ranum, called 'last breath of summer'. If you're into mask stuff, you may love this one! Go to this link on ebay to make your bid:
Click here to place a bid for the current auctioned ambrotype
I'm planning on having interviews with all the artists who have their Body, Mind & Spirit Art Gallery in Second Life. First interview will be with Marcus. Follow this blog to read all interviews, and to get all the latest news about new art, events, special offers and gifts. You can also join group Body, Mind & Spirit in world SL to get notified.
Thank you for supporting legal and ethical art in Second Life.
Have lots of fun and enjoy your art!
Owner Art Galleries Body, Mind & Spirit.