As limitless online world are for their residents compared to real life, virtual reality presents many glitches and artefacts that are surreal when experienced. Here, a group of residents lag out and fall apart from internet lag. Residents of the virtual world Second Life are given an opportunity to live out a parallel life online. A life in a world where you can overcome your first life's limitations and reimagine a completely different reality for yourself and what surrounds you. The photo-book Second Lives documents the myriad of personalities, environments, and pass-times in a world where creativity is the only limiting factor.
Lucas Leo Catalano is a documentary photographer based in Australia. His documentary work covers notable topics such as the Roma migrations in Europe, conflict in the Holy Lands, and tourism identities in Indonesia. Formally trained at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Italy, and former resident tutor of Darkroom Technologies at the GrafittiPress School, Italy.