The Collector

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The Showcase:
Succubus
 by The Forge
available at The Epiphany 


This one took me a second to reach a conclusion on in terms of picking a final shot. Here’s some bonus reject shots for your viewing pleasure and curiosity! 🙂



My Flickr

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Forge Mainstore // Forge Flickr


Shot at Mars, Insilico

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A little portrait collection

Hello there! This is a bit of a special post for me, taking a little departure from the normal blogging ones. I was given the lovely opportunity to photograph a friend of mine the other day and it got me to thinking–I’ve done quite a few portraits, and I really do love doing them, so I’ve decided to share a few here!

They are all over time, so you can see a bit of progression in technique and whatever else I use to put the sparklies on. Abby’s is the most recent and the others are only with a smattering of editing involved. I always try to get a good shot that embodies the person or character…something with their personality stamped on it which means a lot of them are candid shots. Without further ado:


Abby Heron


Tae Westing


Cailin Beorn


Kimiko Mazoku


Nilakai


Stark Osterham


 

Thanks for having a look at my modest collection here! I have many more tucked away (but didn’t get permission to use them). As I said up there, most of these are candid, but i’m happy to arrange something more solidly posed if the shot calls for it. Keep being awesome and unique Second Lifers. Cheers!

Welcome

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Details
Collar – { egosumaii } – Thorny Imp Collar
Corset/Top – A&Y – Aglaya Latex Cyber Corset+Top
Coat/SleevesYasum – Geisha
Hat[KROVA] – Sandogasa Prototype V2
Makeup – Clef de Peau – Ghost in the Shell Make Up

Pose – Hotdog – Conceited Poses


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How fun was this to do! I’m often tempted by the dark side, but my particular brand of it usually involves no gore or horror imagery, so I stick with good ole fashioned making you uncomfortable! Well, try to anyway. I’ve been wearing this avatar for a couple days whilst I leisurely chip away at editing this photo, and let me tell you–people will tell you if your appearance unsettles them. Something very satisfying about that.

Here is the before and after, from 100% raw snapshot to finished image! I thought it was a cool idea to add it in here because of how much the tone changed by the time I was done. You can even see where I set the lighting box in (just a plain build box with projection on) to get some of the shadows on the subject. Touch ups are there too, and amongst them is my favourite: the Thorny Imp collar. I have some killer fur brushes and look for every opportunity to use them as Second Life mesh doesn’t really….well, the fur is implied in world. The Conceited pose by Hotdog really gave the overall feel of the photo and in turn it’s title. Can’t wait to use more from that set.


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A&Y Mainstore // A&Y Marketplace


Shot at Insilico

Too Human

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The Showcase:
Elle Bodice
 by The Forge
available at FaMESHed 


Details
Face Scar – Izzie’s – Aged Claw Scars
Body InjuriesAsteroid Box – Body Scrapies
Hair – *barberyumyum*89 
Jacket – [The Forge] – Cypher Jacket (Rare)
Bodysuit – [The Forge] – Elle Bodice and Corset
Belt – SISU – War Belt
Waist – :::SOLE::: – SA – Wrap belt
Hands 
– Kotte – Hand Bandages
Hands – [ Conviction ] – The Claws – Bruja
Boots 
– A&Y – Aglaya Latex Cyber Boots
Gun – [NR] – DTEG – Gemini
Magazine – :BAMSE: – Sharpshooter – Magazine

Pose – Entangled – Padma


My Flickr

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Forge Mainstore // Forge Flickr


Shot at Insilico

Your Time Has Come

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The Showcase:
Vyper Sword
 by The Forge
available at Neo Japan 


Details
Hair – ( r e d ) M i n t – Hair, No.48’17
Mask – ::Axix:: – Wukong Mask (Onix)
Thorns
– { egosumaii } – Body Thorns
Top
– {Ghoul] – Akane Hybrid Ghoul
Waist – :::SOLE::: – SA – Wrap belt
Wrist
Evermore – Urchin // Cuffs
Hands 
– Kotte – Hand Bandages
Thigh – :::SOLE::: – Cuisses
Boots
– A&Y – Aglaya Latex Cyber Boots

 

Neo Japan’s Official Website

 


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Forge Mainstore // Forge Flickr

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A&Y Mainstore // A&Y Marketplace


Shot at Insilico

 

Moving in Stereo

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The Showcase:
Phonics Headphones
 by The Forge
available at Neo Japan 


Details
Eyebrowsalaskametro<3 – Glitter Eyebrows Available at Rock Your Rack
Lipsalaskametro<3 – New Wave Makeup Palette Available at Rock Your Rack
Shrug – Krova – H-Shrug (Black)
Top
r2 A/D/E – Kikyou
Hands
Kotte – Hand Bandages

 

Neo Japan’s Official Website
Rock Your Rack Taxi


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Forge Mainstore // Forge Flickr

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R2 Fashion Mainstore


Shot at Insilico

Reload

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The Showcase:
Flash Cyber Coat by A&Y Cybernetics
Ishi Dress
 by The Forge
available at Neo Japan 


Details
Hair – *barberyumyum*94
Arm – [The Forge] – Ocullas Arm
Bracer – A&Y – Cyber Glove
Boots – A&Y – Aglaya Latex Cyber Boots

Pose – Cape Deux by Body Language Sweet Lovely Cute

Neo Japan’s Official Website


My Flickr

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A&Y Mainstore // A&Y Marketplace

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Forge Mainstore // Forge Flickr

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Body Language SLC Mainstore // Body Language SLC Marketplace


Shot at Insilico

Cursed

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The Showcase: 
Banshee Headdress
 by The Forge
available at Salem 


Details
Outfit – [The Forge] – Lynx Bra and Panties (Brown)
Hair – Tableau Vivant – Ari Braid
Blood – Izzie’s – Blood and Wounds
Spear and Shield – [The Forge] – Lynx Spear and Shield

PoseWet Sand A by Body Language Sweet Lovely Cute


My Flickr

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Forge Mainstore // Forge Flickr

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Body Language SLC Mainstore // Body Language SLC Marketplace


Shot at The Bay

The Guardian

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The Showcase: 
Abbey
 by The Forge
available at Uber 


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Details
Skin
– Pink Fuel – Drow <Night>
Hair
 – Tableau Vivant – Ari Braid
Hornsevermore. – Infernum // Horns
Chest – [CX] – The Iron Maiden Top – Black
Harness – [The Forge] – Abbey
Left Arm – [The Forge] – Eorran
Boots – Fawny – Lust.Heels
Axe – [EZ] – Axe of Retribution

Pose – Body Language Sweet Lovely Cute – Fine Sand A


My Flickr

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Forge Mainstore // Forge Flickr

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Body Language SLC Mainstore // Body Language SLC Marketplace


Shot at Insilico

Banshee

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The Showcase: 
Cypher Runner
 by The Forge
available at Lootbox // 9/20 – 10/19


This was a fun photo to take! Dressing up like a street urchin has always been one of my favourite things to do in Second Life. Cracks me up–most people come to Second Life to see their better self, or something like it, but here I’ve always been…indulging in dirt layers, cuts and bruises. Her teeth were particularly nasty in this one, and through most of the first test shots it didn’t seem like it was going to work along side the usual cyberpunk theme. Here’s another shot i’m particularly fond of–she looks like a cat that just caught the canary.

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I didn’t end up using this pose in the end because i’m a particularly harsh stickler for at least SOME reality in my virtual photos–the weight of the sword looks like it would snap her wrist and no matter how much I would die for that expression on her face. 😉


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Forge Mainstore // Forge Flickr


Shot at Insilico