Underworld 024 (Under Fire)
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Beneath a live volcano the ground planes disappear and reveal the sparks and stones and active elements of this world. I find so much beauty in the hidden layers that are only here. To reach it I have to use a flying avatar and go beyond the edge and fly beneath. This is a space we are not supposed to see. Born out of a National Geographic magazine assignment to explore the far edges of virtual worlds, bringing back photographs made with virtual cameras. Filmed in VRChat.
Aaron Huey is a photographer and new media artist, he has created over 30 stories for the National Geographic magazines including several cover stories , and is also leading new projects for Nat Geo from VR and AR to metaverse spaces. He is currently on assignment for Nat Geo in the metaverse, photographing (via his many avatars and various virtual cameras) the far edges of virtual worlds. Huey is a three time Stanford Fellow, a current artist in residence at Unfinished.org, and was recently named a Stanford Starling Lab Fellow where he is mapping Web3 ecosystems and new frameworks for data integrity, specific to photography.