It’s only after you’ve lost everything that you’re free to do anything
Nothing is static, everything is evolving, everything is falling apart
The Dust Brothers, ♫This Is Your Life♫
In over 700 blog posts I’ve never deviated from picking song titles or verses for the titles of the entries. It may seem like I’ve done that now but I’m considering it a hybrid because not only is it a song but it also uses sound bytes of Tyler Durden from “Fight Club”. At least this way I don’t actually disrupt the streak I have going while still being able to tie in the song of choice with the theme of the post which is the previously mentioned book turned cult classic movie.
XTC Poses has a really cool prop/pose set at Pose Fair called you guessed it “Fight Club.” I thought with the final days of the event, I would go out with a bit of a bang and go out kicking (sort of). Sets like this are something I like to do as it depicts action. There is a mixture of Boxing and MMA poses within the set so anyone who likes to take photos in that genre this is right up your alley (or even wheelhouse).
Just in case you missed it at the beginning of the post, Pose Fair is only open for a few more days and if you haven’t been there yet because it was crowded and the sim was full. Now is your chance before other last minute stragglers who had to wait before going back make it hard to get in again. Treat yourself with the gift of poses for your picture taking.
BACKDROP: Lop – Backdrop Gym Boxing
POSE: XTC Poses – Fight Club @ Pose Fair / NEW
HAIR: Stealthic – Atlas HEAD: Lelutka – Paxton 2.5 SKIN: Stray Dog – Seth (Tone 02) SHAPE: My Own
Down, you can’t hold me down Cause when no one is around I won’t be standing here just waiting for you to come back home again Down, you can’t hold me down Because I finally understand that what you did is not so bad in fact it’s better for me
There are 4 more days left to visit this round of Pose Fair. You’ll be kicking yourself if you don’t get there and that’s if you are a photo enthusiast on the grid. I have had a blast with the photos I have taken so far and it has really helped me to start finding myself creativity. I don’t know how long it will last essentially but as I like to say, I’m just going to ride the wave while it lasts.
With this go round of Pose Fair I’ve found a lot of new creators beyond the staples we already know and love. Vagary is not one I was familiar with until now but looking at the poses from the “Im The One” set, I like what I was able to put together visually with it. I also managed to take this photo with Firestorm instead of using Black Dragon as I normally do. I can say that I am pleasantly surprised with it the turnout
BACKDROP: Madras – Graffiti Backdrop Natural Limited
Change my attempt good intentions Should I, could I Here we are with your obsession Should I, could I
10 Years, ♫Wasteland♫
There is only week week left of Pose Fair and if you haven’t paid the event a visit my only question is why not? With all the male and female poses combined with couples, friends and other miscellaneous poses (not to forget backdrops!) Even the amateur photographer who does it for fun can find great new things to use to make their creative works stellar.
One of Gravity Poses latest sets called “Walk 6-10” is for single males and as the name suggests are walking inspired. I value poses that showcase action or movement and even though I like stationary expression, there is something more about telling a story about possibly getting from A to B. To be able to make the viewer think “Where was he coming from and where’s he going next?” The “Wasteland Scene” by Synnergy helps tell that story as well as it looks like our protagonist (or antagonist) is in a future where everything is desolate.
The vehicle you see as part of the scenery is a group gift by 777 Motors called the “Pimpmobile”. While the name itself gives me a bit of the giggles, I really think for the group price which is under 10 lindens is a good value. Even if you don’t want to drive it around you can use it just like I did. Once again I am also wearing clothing from Cold-Ash including one of their most recent releases the “LEON Leather Jacket” which gives the option of a shirt or hoodie option. Super stylish and a must have for leather jacket aficionados.
I had enough, it’s time to beat this habit I’m growing cold, I’m caught in your madness Soon enough, you’ll only end tragic I hear your voice, the comfort in sadness
Couples poses can have different categories and meanings. It isn’t just for the relationship and romantic variety of photography that it usually gets associated with. They can also be considered action shots or even friends and family pics depending on the pose itself. CuCa Poses mixes a bit of action and romance with the “Ride Or Die” poses sets currently available at Pose Fair. This is the first pose set in the group and as you can see there could be action taking place before or after the scene I put together. There is even a slight hint of romance there and has a movie quality about it.
I’m also excited that Cold-Ash released two new items at the beginning of this month. The “Hawthorne Shirt (Plaid Pack)” is a part of the March round of The Men’s Department. Being that I am a sucker for button down flannel shirts this really was a must for my closet. To go along with it is the “MILES Casual Chino Pants” which is available at the Cold-Ash store. These are great for when you aren’t feeling jeans but won’t be going anywhere that requires dress pants. Anyone that is a fan of Cold-Ash will definitely want to grab these up.
BACKDROP: ISUKA – Yokocho Backdrop / No Longer Available
POSE: CuCa Poses – Ride Or Die 1 @ Pose Fair / NEW
I look around and Sin City’s cold and empty (Oh) No one’s around to judge me (Oh) I can’t see clearly when you’re gone
Seraphim, ♫Blinding Lights♫
Sometimes the best way to accomplish a photo session is to not try and overthink things. I can say with certainty that I did that with this post. I rounded up some really great items from Pose Fair and got started. You’ll also find that I kept my wardrobe simple and that is thanks in part to the latest group gift by Kalback. The “Casual Boxers” come in just about every basic color you can think of (Black, Blue, Orange, Red and White with a few others I won’t spoil for you).
There is a double dose of KOPFKINO as well with the Passage Backdrop in white (also available in black) and the Jared pose pack. The range of poses in this go from “come hither” to “what did I just do?” The backdrop is a great way to create a scene and even could be spruced up with some furniture but as I said at the beginning I wanted to keep this basic and simple. Think of this as maybe a belated Valentine’s Day pic perhaps?
BACKDROP: KOPFKINO – Passage Backdrop White @ Pose Fair / NEW
Obey We hope you have a lovely day Obey You don’t want us to come out and play Away, now now There’s nothing to see here It’s under control We’re only gambling with your soul Obey Whatever you do, just don’t wake up and smell the corruption
Bring Me The Horizon, ♫Obey♫
Pose Fair is underway and like past rounds there are a lot of great and talented pose creators involved. I’m always pleasantly surprised when a new creator comes around and can knock my virtual socks off. With a dual threat in this post, I am using both the “Blood Church Backdrop” and the “I AM THE WAY” pose set from [Struts]
These two combined to give me a really good idea of what I wanted to do right off of the bat. The setting I created has the idea that the person in the photo is an occult leader and he’s preaching to his congregation. Though in this case the congregation is in his head (as there is no one there but him). The pose set as a whole has some very good poses that can be used for those types of photos. If anyone dares to pick up those set, I’d love to see what can be done with it.
BACKDROP: [Struts] – Blood Church Backdrop @ Pose Fair / NEW
Waking up from myself
To a life outside this hell
No more lies, no more pain
You can’t fight the war we made
The war we made
Red, ♫The War We Made♫
When I mentioned in my last post that this was the final days of Pose Fair I completely misspoke and want to correct that really quick before I get into anything. The final day for the event is the 28th so there is still plenty of time to get to the event to get those poses for your photography creations before they transfer to their creator’s stores (or get retired as so may possibly). I realized that after I’d posted it and figured I had an opportunity to correct it and here it it is! I have seen a lot of fellow event bloggers making really great posts and even bloggers that I follow on Flickr. Everyone is creating great scenes with the products from Pose Fair.
The pose set that I am using a pose from in this photo is from R.Bento called “Lui”. There are five poses in the set (including mirrors) and are packed into a convenient and easy to use HUD. It makes it a lot easier for those of us who find a location that we cannot put out pose stands at. Major props for anyone who utilizes this type of system. They do come in handy far more than some realize.
I’m also wearing a set of clothing items from the L&B Swear “Sweartech” line which includes the bomber jacket, cap, and mask. These items together remind me a little bit of the video game “Watch Dogs” and could quite possibly be a nod to the game franchise. If so, I can tell you that these products are supremely well made as you can come to expect from Lapointe & Bastchild. There are a lot of options as far as color ways and the jacket has the option for the hood on the sweatshirt to be pulled up or down or even completely removed. How’s that for customization?
But am I alone, am I alright
Am I insane, am I alive
What does it take to
Stop waging war with
All I thought I wanted
All I thought I needed
No, I’m not dead yet
I’m losing myself to the darkness in my head
Getting hard to breathe, everything is caving in
I won’t let it
I keep weighing me down but this isn’t how it ends
I’d regret it
No, I’m not dead yet
Fame On Fire, ♫Not Dead Yet♫
Just a couple more days left for the September round of Pose Fair. I encourage everyone that hasn’t been there for some reason or another to take a look at the multitude of excellent pose creators participating in this event. There are too many good ones that I wouldn’t want to take away from any of them by only listing a few. That would just be discourteous.
In the scene I’ve photographed today I’m using a pose from the “In My Head” set by XTC Poses. It’s a set of sitting poses that for me is great because I tend to want to do more poses where I’m sitting but usually never find the right one and I give up way too easily. This particular set really caught my eye so it all just came down to which pose would win out and be the one I used.
While I’m not much for decor, I found myself really liking the “TimeRoomSet” by Kazza that is available for a really inexpensive price for Happy Weekend. It is also something worth checking out too for anyone who might be looking for some furniture that looks great. There is not much to say about my look other than most of it is comprised of some of my favorites like my hair by Stealthic and my clothing by Cold-Ash. The only other new item besides the pose is the “Seth” skin by Stray Dog which can be found at this month’s TMD (The Men’s Department).
The comfort of a knowledge of a rise above the sky
But could never parallel the challenge of an acquisition in the
Here and now, here and now
Letters To Cleo, ♫Here And Now♫
One of the things I’ve always enjoyed about blogging is the challenges you can bring about to your creativity. Using both male and female items for my photos and virtual photography is something I enjoy because I can think outside of the box as some people say. Being a gamer who has had eons of experience with so when I saw the releases from Lush Poses at Pose Fair, I decided to see what I could pull together and do it with a twist. It would be so easy for me to do it with my normal every day look but to pull off a female look…now that is a challenge.
“Naughty Gamer Girl” is a pose set that comes with a controller prop and a bean bag prop filled with 8 different poses. I thought they were rather tasteful and they could also be used for seductive type photos if someone wanted to go that direction. There’s a lot of ways that it could be looked at but each pose is professionally made. Lush has been one of my favorites to utilize through Pose Fair over my years involved with the event and I definitely encourage anyone to give their sets at the event a look and then also go take a look around their store in-world.
With that said I believe I’ve inspired myself to go pick up my controller and do some gaming myself. Life imitates art in a sense!
I want to feel a change
I don’t mind if it hurts
You take away the pain
You’re the only thing that’s pure
The Exies, ♫Tired Of You♫
It’s been a long time since I’ve had the pleasure of taking a photograph with guests posing for me so I thought it was time to change that. Thankfully the timing was right that I was able to snag my brother Lucky and his lady, Aria, at their home for what I feel turned out to be a really great photo. Both Lucky and Aria both are photographers as well so for them to do this for me is a big deal.
Lucky for the last few months has been spinning tunes at The Burrow Co. every other Saturdays (his next gig is this weekend on the 12th). Sometimes he’s got themes going and did a memorable tribute to Chester Bennington (of Linkin Park) on the 18th of July. I was there in attendance and there were lots of people there for that. Overall it was a great experience. If you enjoy Rock music and sometimes a few surprises thrown in between then you definitely need to go check him out.
Aria when she’s not taking photos is a phenomenal landscaper and decorator. I’ve seen first hand what she is capable of and I cannot express how good of an eye she has for it. Being someone that has very little patience for this type of thing, I respect anyone who devotes their time into creating awe-inspiring lands for her clients.
The couples pose I’ve chosen comes from a fairly new pose pose store called “PosaRosa”. I myself like to show love to some of the new kids on the block when it comes to poses so that with the light shining on them people get to know them better. I feel with the photo I took of Lucky and Aria, it made for a really sweet fall type moment. Those looking for couples poses should take a look at “Support Me!” at the PosaRosa booth at Pose Fair which runs until the 21st of September.
Also be sure to check out Lucky’s blog here and also Aria’s blog here for more great photos and fashions.