JMB Balogh does not consider herself a true artist. But she does like to play dress-up in Second Life and in her photography she often combines that with making a record of the beauty that others create for our enjoyment in this virtual world.
She thinks of herself more as an historian, capturing moments in Second Life and creating memories of places and things that are long gone.
Yes she owns the latest Photoshop Elements and plays with it, never knowing where it will lead her. But she is Queen of Cropping and most of her early work was simply cropped. Every now and again she lucks out and produces a photograph she thinks is good and perhaps might be considered Art.
Her flickr page http://www.flickr.com/photos/28664301@N08/
She was co-owner and art director of Auggers Photo Gallery and also served as art director at the Amore Perduto Gallery and Le Beau Trouve Gallery, all of which are now closed. She served as a member of the Linden Endowment for the Arts committee for 5 years. She is currently curator of the Men in Focus Gallery, owned by the Men in Motion dance troupe.
She owns two galleries, Seaside Gallery where she sometimes hosts visiting artists or displays her latest work and Photography by JMB Balogh which also houses her large collection of the work of other SL artists she admires. Both are open to visitors.
Photography SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nestor/53/15/108