Last week for the Adult Hub Art exhibit
Some pictures of the participants, hope I did not exclude someone :-)
(click on them to enlarge)
Shibaru, a Japanese form of BDSM ,used as a theme in the pictures , not in the real sense but used as a decor setting.
Use of a blindfold is said to enhance the remaining senses of the wearer, focusing attention on sound, smells and physical contact. This increased awareness is said to allow for greater excitement and anticipation by eliminating visual cues, as one cannot see what to expect. It also requires trust of the submissive, with all the emotional ramifications that entails.
Next time I’ll post some pictures of other participants.
I was speaking in previous post about the kind of lighting used to make some pictures. In Photographical jargon (language) I tried to implement the Clair-Obscur.
Or also in english chiaroscuro :
1680–90; < Italian, equivalent to chiaro bright (< Latin clārus ) + oscuro dark (< Latin obscūrus ). See clear, obscure
the distribution of light and shade in a picture.
Painting. the use of deep variations in and subtle gradations of light and shade, especially to enhance the delineation of character and for general dramatic effect:
Rembrandt is a master of chiaroscuro.
Im not holding a lecture about lighting but it is a vital ingredient to compose a photo, to express more then what the eye sees, but adding some magic. Virtual Worlds are perfect to shape what you had envisioned a splendid medium far beyond reality, but for this exhibition/photos I tried to come as close to reality as possible. Enough talk for now :-)
more to come…
Sorry haven’t neglected my blog, I did not loose interest, but I have a new Desktop and my graphics is not that good as before, so I was handicapted for a while so stopped making pictures. Lost some courrage also with my Windows 8 (I wanna be, everything at once… said the commercial song from Microsoft, but You know and I know they are lying :-) .
Still tried to do my best for the Adult Hub Erotic Art Exhibit at Inworldz.
Adult Hub 1st Annual Erotic Art Show August 2-30, 2013
Organised by Nickola Martynov & quadrapop Tree in association with Dreamz&Visionz Art Festival
In the guidelines the organizers included some quotes :
“Erotica uses a feather. Porn uses the whole damn chicken.” -Anonymous
“The difference between erotica and porn is lighting” – Gloria Leonard
The word ‘lighting’ felt , for taking pictures that’s for sure, ‘painting with light’ as we all have read somewhere, but not so sure if that covers porn… but ok its all in the picture :-)
What is this exhibition about ? (notecard description)
My concept is theater, cabaret, red room, velvet, play and teasing, retro…
It is all about Erotica the beauty of the human body and not so much about sex ! These virtual pictures are made with my avatar/alt in some erotic poses and believe me this was not an easy task and a great experience to make as well, but had great fun !
How to achieve a realistic look in the pictures without having the feeling ‘its only an avatar/puppet’ ? How do you create a good image, atmosfeer, pose, angle, lighting color and artistic feeling in the picture ?
I can rely a little on my RL experience as a non profesional photographer (not in the erotic branche, to be clear).
Some of the images were edited in Photoshop with special effects.
But said again, making these pictures and the poses was a big challenge !
Shibaru or Shibari some call it also Kinbaku wich means to bind; to tie; to fasten, is an artform on the human body, a Japanse style of bondage related to BDSM, almost like Macramé, (knotting with cords), was a very good medium/theme for some pictures ! Not in the real sense but used as decor.
info on wiki : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_bondage
Why is this exhibit called ‘The Intimate Theater’ ?
Well we do have an expression in my language, ‘the blood crawls where it can’t walk (something like that),
translated means : hidden wishes and desires come sooner or later, consciously or unconsciously to the surface, you can not suppress !
Erotica can be a play as well,like cabaret, BDSM, domination etc…all is REAL but in a theatrical way !
If you teleport upstairs you can use the Photo-booths set up with poseballs (they are not perfect as I’m not a pose maker) but they are the same used in the pictures, maybe you can feel sexy/erotic by posing and taking pictures in your favorite sky and environment advanced editor ! For some pictures I used incongruent Truths (available depending the viewer), ignore the name it works great :-).
Make pictures as you like, dressed, undressed , alone or with your partner or a friend. Just have fun !
I have set up a box for the mask and the outfit at the door to pick up, you can wear them for your Photo Shoots.
At the stalls below you can find some freebies, among them the poseballs to try at home if you didn’t feel comfortable at the studio.
I do love very much this Video clip about L’Opera de Mozart (a French musical).
If you like theater please take a look and listen to the lyrics of this marvelous song.
It is in French but if you want the translation go to : http://lyricstranslate.com/en/le-bien-qui-fait-mal-painful-good.html-0#songtranslation
for the video clip
(most of the content for the exhibit was made by me, except some open source and/or full perm textures)