This photograph is by Ahmad Hosho (aka on Flickr: donhosho), who has been running a series on the theme "Am I real or fiction?"
He asks, "To where virtual worlds are taking us.. will we loose our life one day and stay in Second Life®? Will it be more advanced... are we going to live inside our fiction.. or will our fiction lives inside us?"
Meanwhile, Thema Felix is conducting a poll regarding our relationship with our avatars.
* New World Notes: The case for making avatars unrealistic
* New World Notes: Would you give your avatar a more Realistic shape?
Ahmad accomplished this image by painting over a photograph taken in Second Life. He coupled his talent and skills with Photoshop, artrage, coral painter, and NurLaila.