And we’re not here to start a war
We’re torn and tired and thrown away
But if hollow behavior grows I see nothing but crows
Keith Wallen, ♫Crows♫
Soon I’ll be starting blog posts with poses from Pose Fair (which starts May 4th) and to get myself in tune with that I’ve been just kind of loosening my photo skills up by shooting some fun shots that I’ve wanted to do with poses that I’ve seen floating around various media that I’ve seen. It also helps that this entry finds itself accompanied by a perfect soundtrack.
It might be weird but I am a fan of the corvidae family (Crows, Ravens etc) and have been probably been since even before the movie “The Crow” came out in 1994. It probably started somewhere in my younger years because I was a fan of Edgar Allen Poe and many people thought I was strange because I was such a young kid and was into gothic type things before it was even cool to do it.
When it comes to that I honestly don’t care if people think I’m odd, strange or dark. It’ something that’s resonated me and nothing will change that ever… so as far as the song I’ve chosen for this post, “Crows” by Keith Wallen it fits in coordination with the pose and prop from p.o.s.e called “Weird”. Funny how these things are interwoven aren’t they?
Essentially this pose was created with a female avatar in mind but I’ve been one of those “break the ceiling” type people and make things work for me and I really loved the idea of the pose and all I had to do was adjust the props to work with my avatar and that wasn’t difficult. The best part is that two of the crow props are animated so they flap their wings as if they are actually flying.
If I happened to be a vlogger I would have been able to capture that but it’s not something that I’m all that good at so regular type pictures is all you get here until I can make videos work for me in the future.
One of the first things that’s probably noticeable about this photo is that it’s done in black and white. This was a challenge that was prompted some time ago between my brother Lucky and Stef as we intended to challenge one another each month with a specific challenge but with things getting a little hectic lately it was sidetracked a little. I can say though that I’m the first one to do it (as far as I’m aware so technically shots fired and all!)
L&B Swear updated one of their older products to include Geralt and Jake 2.0 sizing along with adjusting some of the graphic options in their “Classic” shirt and I’m all for it. I really enjoyed the shirt when it first came out and to see that it’s been updated makes me smile as it breathes further life into a favorite item. In a sense it’s like that favorite shirt of yours that you love and have washed so many times that it’s starting to show it’s wear and tear being found in a drawer brand new again.
Anyone that’s previously purchased it can hit the re-delivery terminal at Lapointe & Bastchild’s store and for those of you who missed out on it the first time? Not sure what you’re waiting for other than to get to the end of this so you can take the taxi to the store and add it to your wardrobe.
Netherwood has been a place of inspiration for some of my shoots for a couple years now; some of my favorites were taken there and even though it’s had moments where it looked like it would fall someone stepped up to make sure that it didn’t fall away like so many great photographic sims have in the past. I visit it semi-regularly and had planned to return again soon when I had the right pose for the area right near the entrance.
There is crumbled building there which I thought worked perfectly for my shot to add to the overall mood with pose and the fact I was taking it in black and white (one of the cool features of Black Dragon allows to take photos without having to post process a b+w effect). Now that I’ve taken my first truly monochromatic photo and used it officially as a blog I may do it again sometime down the road where it makes sense.
“Crows will signify carnage, but vultures will feast.”
Anthony T. Hincks
POSE/PROPS: p.o.s.e. – weird