Pose Fair 2017 has opened today and this is the opportunity every photographer should be taking to find the poses that make every picture shine. This event showcases not only the known posemakers in Second Life, but is a chance to discover some exceedingly talented newcomers – or new-to-you creators.
Every year I seem to find at least one posemaker I wasn’t familiar with, and that holds true for this year, as well. Artis is a brand I hadn’t heard of before, but Tamara Artis creates beautifully natural yet seductive poses. One of her Pose Fair Exclusives is “Caged.” While the concept of using a cage for poses isn’t new, what I love about this set is the feeling that each pose brings of a caged animal, resigned to being imprisoned, yet the hope of release is apparent. You just know that if the door is opened the creature will quickly flee her captivity. Lovely poses, and while I didn’t use it myself, Tamara provides a shape that is designed to work best with the pose prop. I noticed this in some of her other work, so I will definitely try one out.
The angle I shot from also helps to highlight the beautiful Rita sandals from fri.day at the current round of Collabor88. I really loved this round, as can be seen from the credits, and these shoes come in a very springy pallete that will work well through the next two seasons. They are very pretty and delicate, yet have enough of a heel to act as a weapon, if needed, during her daring escape.
Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
Bra: erratic / celeste – brassiere / sky (maitreya) by Erratic Rain (available at Collabor88 April 2017)
Panties: erratic / celeste – knickers / sky (maitreya) by Erratic Rain (available at Collabor88 April 2017)
Suspender: erratic / celeste – suspender / sky (maitreya) by Erratic Rain (available at Collabor88 April 2017)
Stockings: erratic / celeste – stockings / sky (maitreya) by Erratic Rain (available at Collabor88 April 2017)
*Shoes: fri.day – Rita Sandals (Powder) by Darling Monday (available at Collabor88 April 2017)
Hair: [monso] My Hair – Jisu /Red by Morphine Janick (available at Collabor88 April 2017)
*Eye makeup: *Birth* 3rd Gen Catwa Eye Makeup – Stars – Set 4 by Silent Alchemi (available at The Liaison Collaborative through April 30)
*Mesh head: CATWA HEAD Lona v2.12 by Catwa Clip
Mesh body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Mesh hands: VISTA PROHANDS FEM V.2FINAL by VistaMesh
*Mesh head applier: *Birth* 3rd Gen ‘Freya’ Catwa (Catya_bento) Applier – 03. Tone by Silent Alchemi
*Mesh body applier: *Birth* 3rd Gen Maitreya Body Skin Applier – 03. Tone v1.0 by Silent Alchemi
*Freckles: .::Nanika::. KIRA Freckles by sDEVAs
*Cage/pose: Artis – Caged by Tamara Artis (Pose Fair 2017 Exclusive through April 29)
Photo taken using LUMIPro 2017 by Stefan Buscaylet