Saturday, November 1, 2008

NeAt TricKs

One of my very first connections in Second Life© was with Kali Meads, this amazing photographer/artist/builder/gallery owner/ curator/sim owner/awesome friend. She was so down-to-earth and approachable, as a noobie I must have been annoying. /me cringes at the memory of Kali watching her "build." Over the last few months I've jumped even further into my career in fashion, but we still keep in touch and work together pretty often. Some of you may recognize her name from the premiere edition of Captured©.  There was a featured focus on Kali and Neat Tricks with a collaboration of poses created by Dove Swanson of Long Awkward Pose.

Photo courtesy of Kali Meads - Visit Koinup or Captured©.
Photographer: Kali Meads
Skin: Blowpop - Tuesday Honey in Aden #2 Black
Hair: Maitreya Loelle in Pitch
Shoes: Stiletto Moody - Gladiator in Black
Lingerie - Insolence - Salome in Black
Pose - Custom Pose by Dove Swanson

Visit the Wandering Spirits sim and jump into a surreal 1950's world. Watch out for the giant robot, as he's got pretty good aim. The gallery is free and supported by donations from the public, so if you like what you see, please donate a few lindens. Visit the SIM and see SL© artists such as Cala Rossini, Maded Shepherd, Nedeko Kohime, Raul Crimson, and even Miss Kali Meads in the Gallery. If you haven't been to Wandering Spirits, you must check it out now.

Photo Courtesy of Cala Rossini (Trixibelle) - Visit Koinup.

Walk across the street and you will find Kasabian Beck's gallery, Poperations 2.0.  He is back from the virtual dead folks!  Kali was kind enough to recommend me to Kasabian as a model for his upcoming Polaroid series.  He randomly IMs me to come down and shoot for that series. The next day Kas shows me his final work and to my surprise,  SIX pieces were created as a stand alone collection entitled Sunday Alone.  You can see the ENTIRE series now in-world at Poperations 2.0

Photo Courtesy of Kasabian Beck from the Sunday Alone series entitled "She Loves Me." 

Neat Tricks will celebrate its One Year Anniversary on November 30th, 2008. Yesterday, a murder mystery hunt unveiled itself on the sim. The reward for solving the mystery...the ability to enter a photography competition. First prize is 5,000 Lindens and the cover of a Real Life art book developed by Neat Tricks to be released in Spring 2009. This prize will be judged by Kali Meads herself. Second prize is 2,000 Lindens and a free place to stay at Bellecere Estates furnished by Ladydesire Benoir of Bellecere Estates. Second prize will be voted on by the public the last week of November (one vote per avatar). Winners will be announced at the One Year Anniversary party on November 30th - there will be live bands and a party at Mixtape (the new club built by Kasabian Beck).

For more information on the Neat Tricks Anniversary Competition - visit Neat Tricks website.
For more information about the Sunday Alone series by Kasabian Beck - visit Vixie Rayna's Flickr.

***UPDATE - Dove Swanson will be releasing the custom poses she created for the editorial in the most recent edition of captured.  If you would like to see the full series, please visit my FLICKR. ***

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