[#463] When The Man Comes Around

Hear the trumpets, hear the pipers.
One hundred million angels singin’.
Multitudes are marchin’ to the big kettle drum.
Voices callin’, voices cryin’.
Some are born and some are dyin’.
It’s Alpha and Omega’s Kingdom come.

The Man Comes Around♫ – Johnny Cash

For some reason for the second straight blog entry I came up with a darker lit post. Though the previous one wasn’t really dark as a theme, the way it was shot was in darker lighting. This time my story shot came out darker because it seemed appropriate for what I chose as the soundtrack. This is the first time I believe that I have used a song by Johnny Cash and it’s about time. I didn’t come into being a fan of his work until a bit later in life but I am grateful that I was able to know about him.

“The Man Comes Around” seems to me a song about end times and the rapture in the way the lyrics are written and structured and I found it very interesting and wondered how I could apply it to a shot full with fashion that would co-exist along with it; as I look at the overall feel of the visual it didn’t turn out too badly.


The way I visioned this post with some of the interpretation of the lyrics is that death has been sent to collect souls as a part of the end of the world. So the main story shot you see above is my thought of what death could possibly look like as he’s roaming the earth to complete his job. I knew I wanted to shoot the photo in a place that had dead looking trees to kind of fit in as well with it.

As I said the photo came out a little darker than I anticipated but I like how it feels; the only downside is you don’t see the details of the hair I am wearing as well. Which is why in the next pic you’ll see below three different angles (some with better detailing than this one). The hair I am wearing definitely reminded me a bit of Johnny Cash and what might be worn when he was in his prime. Modulus released the “Aaron” hair as their very first release being a part of the Colabor88 Event which I was excited to hear about.

“Aaron” comes with 25 different colors (a Modulus standard) and you can get them in 5 different color packs (or treat yourself to the FATPACK if you are undecided). What’s great is that each individual color pack has 5 colors but also comes with a color tint portion of the HUD where you can give a style a little extra color and come up with your own style that might not be included. This is definitely a rocker style hair that I think is going to be a hit at the event.


This also happens to be my second Skin Fair 2018 post and you are all getting a double dose of Modulus as I am wearing one of three new skins that you can pick up at the event. This handsome devil is “Graham” and he comes in 6 different tones (Caramel, Chestnut, Fair, Latte, Rose and Sand respectfully alphabetized). You can pick up the body appliers at the fair or at the main store which I’ll be hailing a cab for you down in the credits below for you to take when you are ready.

I’d like to also mention that this is a CATWA applier and made for the Victor head but if you feel adventurous as I sometimes do you can try it on any of CATWA’s other products (including the new Skell head that I’ll be covering soon!). Brow and Body Shapes are provided to help you look your best as was intended.

For my outfit (which you can’t do a song by Johnny Cash without wearing black right?) I am wearing the “Interus” suit in black from E-Clipse Designs. With the setting being a little dark, I did my best to show the details of this suit which are separated by top and bottom (and not one whole mesh). The suit comes fit for Belleza, Signature (Gianni) and SLink male mesh bodies.

Chat Noir has a new set of poses out for sale at the freshly open March round of The Men’s Jail. Pose set 1765 has 6 new poses (along with mirrors for each one) to help you capture that exact look you want to convey to your audience as a blogger or photographer. Take a trip to The Men’s Jail and give these poses a better look as well as other clothing, accessories and poses avialable.

This is definitely a look that would make “The Man In Black” himself proud I think.

Normally I do post more pics but for this entry I felt the two were enough so I could continue working on getting more Skin Fair posts cooking so that you can all see what some of my favorite brands are up to and check them out for yourself. I have more coming from TMD, as well as the Man Cave which is just opening today and perhaps more from The Men’s Jail as well.

Time for me to wrap this one up but I’ll be back again soon with more great things to shop for from stores and events that we all know and love.

Onto the next conversation…

Photos taken @ The Wastelands


HAIR: Modulus – Aaron Hair ✦ NEW @ C88
HEAD: CATWA – Victor ✦ Previously Blogged
FACE: Modulus – Graham Skin (Fair) ✦ NEW @ Skin Fair 2018
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ Previously Blogged

OUTFIT: E-Clipse Designs – Interus (Black)

POSE: Chat Noir – Pose 1765 ✦ NEW @ The Men’s Jail

[#454] Drink Deep In The Morning

La da da da
Lift up your voice
Let love cut through the American noise

American Noise♫ – Skillet

The one thing I knew after having such a huge and thought provoking post last time out, I felt like I really needed to come up with something strong to follow up with. I had my hair style and clothing but the one thing I needed was a setting. I looked through some of my resources and came across a sim I know I have never done any pics at so that was my destination…or so I hoped.

The Whole Wheat sim is a cornucopia of different settings all wrapped up into one and just randomly picking a door to go through I found a nice little place to set up shop. I really started getting a vibe with all the abandoned junk and debris which had things such as a cassette player and a record player that had been discarded and left abandoned. It was then that I finalized my look and knew that the pose set I wanted to use would work just right with the setting.


Recently I came across an ad that Chat Noir poses was looking for bloggers and before that I had been to their store to see if they had anything knew in male poses that I did not own. I came across pose set “1760” which was for guitar poses. I’m not going to turn down a guitar pose set even if I have other ones at my disposal as this is something new and not like others I have (a plus being it is bento enabled).

While there is no guarantee that I’ll get selected as a blogger I certainly hope that they see what I can do with their poses as I am a fan and enjoy the work they do.

With that said all the boxes for what I needed for this shoot were checked and I happily took quite a few shots from different angles and tested out different lighting but I feel the one I ended up with along with some minor magic with the help of the Nik Collection, I was able to capture a good photo.


When it comes to events I don’t always walk out with a purchase (even when I’ve looked at the shopping guide before hand). Most of the ones I go to outside of the usual all male variety can be hit and miss as far as male objects. Colabor88 is one of those events where every now and then something will catch my eye (usually footwear from some of my favorite designers as is the case for this post).

Vale Koer released a new pair of boots called the “RAINYDAY” boots and if anything was worth fighting the madness of trying to get in on the first day…these would be a good reason. When something in the virtual world reminds me of an item I own or have owned in the past and no longer have comes along I don’t hesitate. For a long time I had a pair of boots like this and wore them for many years, they got me through some of the last few years of High School and ended up being something I wore to work until they were finally done in for good. While I probably will most often wear the regular version of these or all black, it’s nice to know that I have other options in the FATPACK to entertain myself with on a whim.


Besides the Vale Koer boots, the rest of my outfit is completely from my brand partner, {COLD-ASH}, which I am wearing one new product and one previous product that has been updated to fit the Belleza body. The jeans work fantastic with the boots which I don’t think I could have planned any better than I did but my focus is more on the button down shirt which I guess you could say is also a previous product but it is different because it’s got a new coat of paint so to speak.

The Taylor shirt which I proudly wore in one of my favorite posts, #440 (Whenever The Rain) has gotten a makeover and now along with the Classic Pack which you can get at their store, they have released a version with dotted, plaid, and check patterns for those of you who are into that style. I can admit the moment I saw it and put it on along with the HUD that’s included I was super excited. It was really hard to decide what pattern to go with until I chose the one you see in the photos.

In the above pic I’m also showing a second pose from the Chat Noir 1760 set. The ad shows an electric guitar but I felt considering the type of background I was working with an acoustic would suit my photos a lot better and seems to be the right decision.


Leaving the best (or what I consider to be) for last when it comes to brands is sometimes the right thing to do. This post features a new hair from the M-Cuts line of the Modulus brand which I’ve been honored with being able to use in my work. This hair is the second to be released at The Men’s Department along with “Carl” at the monthly event. They are quite the opposite of one another in the fact that with “Carl” the hair is swept to the left side of the head and with “Stefan” it is shorter in length and swept to the right side.

I did my best to provide the angles to show the hair off from front to back and also to note that it will work great with a very short hairbase style which you can find at the Modulus store.

When it comes to an overall feeling after you taken the photos and pulled them into whatever editor that is used to touch things up, I felt very confident that this is probably my second favorite blog post of 2018. Sure there are still ten more months left in the year (I know, I know I’m not trying to rush anything I promise) but if I am already at a place where I think I’m doing well then as time continues on there’s not telling what great visual stories will unfold on this site. You can now scroll down to the styling credits (if you haven’t already) and I’ll see you again on the horizon.

Onto the next conversation…

Photos taken @ Whole Wheat


 

HAIR: Modulus – Stefan Hair ✦ NEW @ TMD

HEAD: CATWA – Daniel ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
EYES: AG. Reverie Eyes ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
FACE: ::LV: Designs – Brennan Tone 2 ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
BEARD: -Nivaro- Rugged ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡
BODY: Belleza – Jake ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡

SHIRT: {COLD-ASH} TAYLOR Shirt (Dotted/Plaid/Check Fatpack) ✦ NEW @ Man Cave

The original Taylor shirt was a hit for me as I enjoyed the posts that I created while wearing it and as much as I love solid colors, I really enjoy prints and patterns that much more which is why having the plaid and check patterns for this shirt are super awesome. While I may not be crazy about dots I really like how these were done so there definitely a possibility that you’ll see me wearing one of them in a photo (if not on my blog then possibly just a random flickr photo).

JEANS: {COLD-ASH} RILEY BOOT-STYLE JEANS FATPACK ✦ 𝔓𝔯𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔬𝔲𝔰𝔩𝔶 𝔅𝔩𝔬𝔤𝔤𝔢𝔡

BOOTS: [VALE KOER] RAINYDAY BOOTS FATPACK ✦ NEW @ Collabor88

A great well constructed boot set with tons of different options (coming from the FATPACK). You can put together just about any color combination you’d like by just clicking a spot on the HUD and selecting your desired color choice. One thing I can say for certain is when it gets to be the time of year where designers are making shorts more, I’ll be wearing this quite a bit in combination as most pants would make it difficult to wear these without having to do some adjusting.

TA – Code Guitar

I’ve had this for quite a long time and it’s actually mostly for decoration as it is an acoustic guitar with a stand. They do give you one to wear and use (which I made a copy of to be able to make it work with the poses). After all this time it still looks great and stands up well as far as early mesh objects go and was glad that I could use it in this photo shoot.

CN* pose 1760

Anything to do with music is something I’m going to normally purchase if the timing is right and these guitar poses from Chat Noir are very well done. There are 6 different poses with (mirror/alternate sides) that are a combination of sitting and standing poses. I have to note that a guitar prop is not included with the pose and I had to use my own but pretty much any guitar you might have in your inventory can work with the right adjustments (make a copy of it first just in case!!!).

[#205] Wanna Feel Pride And Shame

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I wanna live better days
Never look back and say
Could have been me
It could have been me

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HEADCATWA HEAD Jackson
EYES⊱ :: hsh :: One / FAT PACK  // @ CSR //NEW
FACE⊱ [theSkinnery] Hugh (Catwa Applier) – Cotton // @ C88 //NEW
BODYAbsolut-Creation – Adam Mesh Body -v1.1

JACKET⊱ Modulus – Riano Jacket – Light // @ TSS //NEW
PANTS⊱ Ignition Art – Mark Pants & Boots // @ Sir Monthly //NEW

HAT⊱ ::GB::- Eskimo Cap (Black) // @ TMD //NEW

POSES⊱ The Pose Shop. – Yellow Snow // @ M.O.M //NEW

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Could Have Been Me” – The StrutsListen/View

[#204] And The Clocks Tick

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I can’t see that thief
that lives inside of your head.
But I can be some courage
at the side of your bed.
I don’t know what’s happening
and I can’t pretend.
But I can be your…
be your…

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HEADCATWA HEAD Jackson
EYES⊱ :: hsh :: One / FAT PACK // @ COSMO SALES ROOM //NEW
FACE⊱ [theSkinnery] Hugh (Catwa Applier) – Cotton // @ C88 //NEW
BODYAbsolut-Creation – Adam Mesh Body -v1.1

SWEATER/SHIRT⊱ {COLD-ASH} DAYTON Sweater // @ TMD //NEW
PANTS[AB] Erwan Soft Black
SHOES⊱ xin. Canvas Sneakers + Black // @ FaMEShed //NEW

POSE*  S O R G O Anims Dept. Djes (D)

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Thief” – Our Lady PeaceListen/View

[#160] When Everything’s Made To Be Broken

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“When everything feels like the movies
yeah, you bleed just to know you’re alive…”

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{BODY} SLink – Physique MALE Mesh Body Release 1.2
{SKIN} Clef de Peau: Marco Base T2:Standard Skin // @ TMD //NEW
{EYES} [Cosmic Dust] – Autumn Harvest Eyes (2) // @ The Seasons Story //NEW
{EYEBROWS} Clef de Peau:Eyebrows 13 Brown // @ TMD //NEW
{EARS} AITUI – Ear System: Gen 4, Naked
{HANDS} SLink AvEnhance Hands Male v2.2 – Relaxed
{FEET} SLink AvEnhance Male Feet v2.1
{HAIR} *Drot* -Edward- Warm  // @ C88 //NEW

{SHIRT/VEST} Legal Insanity – Cassidy Shirt With Vest Herringbone
{PANTS} Modulus – Volt Jeans – Slate // @ GEN-Neutral //NEW
{SHOES} * SORGO – CRYL Shoes – GRAY // @ C88 //NEW

{POSE} BellePoses – Levine (6)

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Iris” – The Goo Goo Dolls {Listen/View}

[#147] This Could Be The Night

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“That everything was right
it feels so perfect
and we’re all we want to hear right now”

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     BRENNAN

SKIN: >> Aeros Avatar Aeson << 2015a +NEW+
EYES: IKON Triumph Eyes – Sky {@Shiny Shabby} +NEW+
EARS: >> Aeros Ears Aeson << Nude :: [2015a] +NEW+
HANDS: SLink AvEnhance Hands Male v2.1 – Relaxed
HAIR: Action Inkubator Hair Johnny / 1.0 {@C88} +NEW+

JACKET: [Deadwool] The Dandy – Formal Jacket – Taupe
PANTS: [Deadwool] The Dandy – Trousers – Taupe
SOCKS: [Deadwool] Dandy Socks – Argyle
SHOES: [Deadwool] Dandy shoes – Black

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     ASHLENE

BODY: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
HEAD: LeLutka Mesh Head-STELLA w/ Glam Affair Karin Applier
HAIR: +Spellbound+ Sirena // Chapter III : Magic {@Enchantment} +NEW+

DRESS: ISON – Orchid Gown (Tan) {@C88} +NEW+
HEELS: N-core KAIA “Nude” for High Feet

POSE: oOo Studio: Wedding Collection (Dearest) {@Black Tie} +NEW+

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Perfect” – Burn Season {Listen/View}