Creating Kaos

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Well, maybe not creating Kaos, but helping him to recreate himself.

Kaos is a good mate of mine. He’s a very direct, in-your-face kind of guy. He’s also a DJ, a musician and a fitness fanatic. He’s a very blokey bloke, with a sharp wit and a keen sense of humour. He comes across to a lot of people as a smartass, but that’s probably because they’re not used to his tell-it-like-it-is personality.

K has been through a lot lately, both in Second Life and real life. Some good, some not so good. But K isn’t one to dwell on the negative. In fact, he hates negativity of any kind, as he will soon tell you. Sometimes he lets himself slip into that space, but it’s not long before he bounces back, sassy as ever.

I’ve recently seen the softer side of K. I won’t say he has a vulnerable side, but he definitely has more facets than an acquaintance or passerby would normally see. When he asked me to redo his profile pictures, he wanted me to show the tougher side, but also the part of him he’s let me see recently. To me, that was his heart – open, caring and mortal, just like the rest of us.

Here you go, K-Hole…these are how I see you. Bad boy with a touch of sensitivity.

I Failed :(

My dear friend Tylar recently updated her look. She asked me to redo her photos, telling me her new look was “harder and bitchier.” So, I went into this photo shoot trying to reflect that change.

Sighs. I couldn’t do it. What I see in Tylar is her caring heart, her ability to always make me smile or laugh and her amazing generosity. I’ve said before I consider myself to be a “mood” photographer. I try to portray what I see in the person I am photographing. And no matter what I did, I couldn’t see past her beauty – inside and out.

I’m going to do a gallery so that I can put up a few photos of her new look without clogging the page. Please feel free to click on the thumbnails to see a larger version.

She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful

She’s beautiful, but she doesn’t know it. That’s one of her charms, and she has many.

I’ve blogged about my dear friend, Tylar, before. She was the one who finally convinced me to offer my photography services to people other than my friends. She is my shoulder when I need strength, someone who can always make me laugh, an inspiration to me. She is My Cherished.

Hers was one of the first “formal” photo shoots I did. She loved the photos, but looking back at them, I see mistakes I would love to fix in each one. There was one shot I took that I loved and had tried to complete several times, although I had failed in every previous attempt. But since I’ve been playing around with Photoshop and Photoshop Elements this week, I thought I would try again. And I made some adjustments I hadn’t been able to do before. Still, I wasn’t happy, and was unsure what to do to complete it, so I imported it to my standby, picmonkey.com and tinkered with it some more.

The final product…well, to me, it shows so much of Tylar. Her beauty. Her softness. A hint of mystery and wistfulness.

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I still don’t believe I’ve done her justice. She’s beautiful beyond what a mere image can show.