I had the great fortune to participate in another of Callipygian Christensen’s photo shoots. She and Trindolyn Beck and Sysperia Poppy are revisiting RL masterpieces. They are looking at the originals and recreating or reinterpreting them within SL. They are each doing a number of pieces and the official show opening is coming up in a few weeks.
I am torn between telling you exactly what we were doing and keeping it secret til the opening. I suspect that most everyone will be able to guess the masterpiece from the few pictures I’ve included here. So that is not really the secret. 🙂 It’s the explanation of WHY we are dressed as we are that is so interesting. That is the part that is intriguing and exciting. Taking a scene and an event that we all know, but skewing it 180 degrees. Envisioning that moment as if it happened at Moulin Rouge. I have always been fascinated by Moulin Rouge. I am also fascinated by history and religion. I love sexy clothes. So for me, this was an exquisite combination of pleasures.
Calli posed us for the first round of pictures. We waited as she reviewed the results, then made changes to the poseballs. You need to understand that the poseballs were specially created for this masterpiece by her friend Butch Adzebills For many of the other images Calli is creating the poses herself- these poses are not pre-fab poses available in SL. So this is not just creative Art, it is creative technical construction . After Calli went through the first takes, she moved every poseball for a better recreation of the image and put us back to position for more.
While the posing and chatter were a LOT of fun, I find that her concept was just as enjoyable. Yes, I’m sure there are some who will find it offensive. Ah well, such is life, is it not? I am sorry that something so clever will be seen by some as “wrong”. I loved shopping for the appropriate attire. LOL. I confess – i bought THREE possible outfits for her approval. The chat during the shoot was a riot. Nothing like a bunch of women held captive in lingerie to have wonderfully friendly and risque conversation.