So how does a fugly guy like me ‘get all the girls’? 🙂
LOL. I spend a lot of my time in SL’s photo studios and pose shops looking for backdrops, poses, etc. And I do meet girls, and guys, who are there to poses, maybe for a profile photo of their own, and I get talking to them.
Of course, some women are wary that you’re hitting on them, and some guys too, being quick to assert that they ‘aren’t gay’. And that’s the thing. I’m not hitting on them, girls or guys, and I’ll quickly state my credentials as a photographer, show them examples of work, and my admiration for their well turned out avatar, male or female.
Many people, as a result, do pose for me. Look, SL is fun and relaxation, and I do get a great kick out of presenting someone with a profile pic, a portfolio of shots or whatever that makes them go ‘wow!’. There’s no hidden agenda. They don’t have to sleep with me in order to get what I think is a terrific shot or shots of them.
After the rigours of a hard day at work, there’s nothing better than to kick back and chill out in SL, and if I can help someone achieve ‘a look’, then there’s great satisfaction in that.
Of course, I do get my share of SLaps in the face 🙂 People will, can and do say no, sometimes very firmly 🙂 But if you’re on a naturist sim, you know that the people there aren’t indisposed to being bare in public. The only thing is whether they’ll be bare for a blog!
I guess that my work for SLN shows that a proportion of avis will pose for the camera, for the blog. And almost without exception, they’ll be really pleased with the results, so I’m happy with that outcome. And my ‘work’ does lead to friendships and avis, guys and girls, who’ll re-pose if asked once my credentials are firmly established.
And that’s how this session with Judy started out. I constantly scour the grid for what I regard as nice locations, not necessarily naturist. I suppose in a sense these fail to fulfil Ella’s definition of ‘genuine naturism’, sometimes being more in the line of ‘glamour’ shots. That’s a discussion for another day, I suppose.
Judy was at the I ❤ Fashion Boutique when I happened upon her. (See what I did there? Finally cracked how to link a slurl, lol). If you’re going to do a sim and make it look terrific, well start there. It looks fabulous in it s autumnal colours (see how British I was there? Never mentioned ‘fall colors’ once 🙂 ) and a lesson in how to have a ‘wow!’ factor before visitors have even begun to shop.
Of course, having popped off a couple of shots of her hanging out, the topic of naturism/nudity does come up, and…well…you know…how about….?
Happily, Judy agreed to strip off right there in the street and we quickly set up another couple of shots that are kind of ‘artistic nude’, more than glamour.
Judy looks beautiful in a beautiful setting, don’t you think? I was pleased with the results, Judy was pleased with the results, and from that we went on to do a further session, more glamour than artistic, and that will be the topic of my next post, A photo session with Judy, No.2. Click the link to carry yourself on through to that session.