One of my favorite Second Life artists is elros tuominen – a prolific sculptor and poet whose work is visually stunning and always new. I recently went to the NMC Arts Lab to see the wonderful work on display in their Kiss the Sky exhibit and sure enough, elros had a few pieces, including this immersive work. It’s much more beautiful in-world than in this photo because no static photo can capture the wonder of a kinetic sculpture.
Likewise, no photo can capture the kinetic movement of the gorgeous skirt on this lovely dress from Casa del Shai. Let me just say this right up front. “My name is Cajsa and I am a Casa del Shai addict.” Shai Delacroix’s textures have amazing shading and detail. They make you want to reach out and stroke them.
I kept my accessorizing minimal with this dress, adding only a pair of wood earrings from Ume Mode and Baba Yaga shoes from Enkythings. These are actually the first pair of “good” shoes I bought in Second Life and they have served me well. More photos are on my flickr. Style notes and more after the jump.
In this photo you can see the earrings from Ume Mode. Normally I don’t use lots of post-processing of my photos. Our aesthetic at MDR is to capture everything in-world, using lighting, environment editor and our photographic skills to get the shot. However, the other day I had a client come in and he said he wanted a shot with more “detail” than what we normally do. In discussing what he meant, he sent me an example on Flickr of a photo that had been blurred and blown out erasing most of the detail. The sample made me laugh because it was the exact opposite of more detail – but certainly something easy to do. While doing the cropping of these shots, I had the irresistible impulse to do this, so here it is.
- Shape: melli2 by hatchy mills
- Skin: Amy 05 by Laqroki
- Eyes: Soulful Hazel by IC Eyes
- Hair: Beloved, Burgundy by Detour
- Earrings: Wood Earrings by *::Ume Mode::* accessories, Takaraduka (116, 108, 32)
- Dress: Annouck Halter Dress by Casa del Shai
- Shoes: Baba Yaga Scheherezade by Enkythings