Cast Your Eyes Forward

Look forward, to the horizon. That’s where your future lies. Embrace it. Don’t let your fears be the bars on a self imposed cage that holds you back.

Today I’m stepping out of my comfort zone a little and I have a person and a group to thank for this. I recently participated in the Blogger Vlogger Network (BVN) group’s Secret Santa and I was drawn Jarla Capalini. “So, how do I blog about a blogger as a gift?” you ask. Well, it’s a very good question and one I’ve thought about this week carefully. You start by profile perving, flickr perving and blog perving. Generally, you perv and I learned a few things:

  1. Jarla takes amazing photographs. Her use of lighting and shadows just makes me think “Wow!” every time I see them.
  2. Jarla has a couple of quotes in her profile that really resonate with me. The window bars in this picture are inspired by one of them.
  3. Jarla loves motorbikes!! This makes my heart sing because I have a trike in real life and I admit, I drooled at her rl profile picture (sorry Jarla, still profile perving).

So, what does a little blogger like me do with this information? Well, we take risks. We play with lighting and projectors. We edit windlights, play with shadows and then a moment of brilliance emerges. Obviously, this moment of brilliant includes a motorbike and an excuse to wear leather. So Jarla, this is my gift to you and it comes with thanks, for inspiring me to develop my skills further.

 

Credits:

Hair: Magika / Honey Whiskey – Hud 01 worn

Makeup (lips and eyes): . MILA . / Xmas Gift Makeup (Catwa) / *free gift* check under the Christmas Tree

Necklace: L&B Swear / Frost Coin Necklace (Classic, Maitreya, Slink) / *free gift* available at Shop ‘Til You Drop event December 2017

Jacket: L&B Swear / Dita Winter Cropped Jacket (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, TMP inc) / former Bishbox item (check store for availability)

Pants: [JUSTICE] / Naomi Pants – Black (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink, TMP inc) / *discounted* available at Shop ‘Til You Drop event December 2017

Boots: Glamistry / Nemesia Ankle Boots – black worn (Belleza, Maitreya, Slink inc)

Motorbike: .::Indulge::. / Retro Orange Ducatti / group gift available at Paying It Forward December 2017

Pose:  Shi.S. poses / My Car Pose / available on Marketplace HERE

Backdrop:  RAMA / #selfie_RAMA Southwark Area / gacha item

You won’t see me move no more….

……Cause I’ve got an elastic heart.

 

Credits:

Wynn’s Pose: GingerFish Poses / Sultry (4 pose pack with mirrors) / 125L

Gown: Oubliette / Nude Lucretia Gown (Belleza, Slink, Maitreya, TMP inc) / 225L – available at the Midsummer Enchantment event

Hair: [elikatira] / Naara – Essentials / 72L – clearance sale on

Paper and Curtain: Kalopsia / Flying Curtain + Paper / 50L – available on Marketplace HERE

Conservatory: Trompe Loeil / Eloise Conservatory / 500L

Today I had the fun (and very educational experience) of collaborating with Cassie Middles for this picture as part of a BVN group challenge. As I was still fiddling with light settings, Cassie had already sourced photos for poses, laid out the decor and made suggestions. My response: “I clicked a button” LOL. One thing I’ll take away from this though is how we as bloggers/photographers, can take the same ‘scene’ and interpret it in different ways. What do we focus on? What matters to us? That alone was an eye opener for me and one I hope to repeat with further collaborations. So, thanks to the BVN group for suggesting this opportunity in the first place and thanks to Cassie for being patient with this 10 year old noob :*

 

Now if I were you, I’d check out Cassie’s Flickr and Facebook pages. Maybe her YouTube channel too. Have a look and see how she interpreted the same ‘scene’. Enjoy x