What’s up, Hive? Day three of COVID quarantine and I can at least say, I do finally feel sick. Bitter sweet because I don’t enjoy feeling running down but with all the dramatics over this pandemic, I would be enraged to know two years of my life were upended because of something that barely gave me a cough. I still wouldn’t rank this even close to my top 10 worst ailments, but I am sneezing and dealing with some symptoms. I was hoping for a productive day to help pass this quarantine but I sent myself in to a manic spiral last night and watched the sun come up from my couch. Naturally, napping one and off all day.
So, no new photography to share this evening but a much different display or expression of the work I featured in Dark Pinup Act One and Two on WAX. A couple of weeks ago, I was altered that there would be a feature of my work in the Second Life metaverse. Because of friends like @felblob, I’ve been caught up with these crazy notions like Vox and Blankos. I always think of @eveuncovered and her apathy when I suggested we do a distance virtual shoot when COVID first began. I explained it and she was like, “Let’s just not do that and wait until you can shoot me for real.”. It makes me laugh imaging trying to get her to come to an art gallery in a metaverse!
That’s what this is, though. A podcast team and pinup photography enthusiasts got together and built and entire Dark Pinup cathedral club style gallery in Second Life. I joined the @facingsoffical team and the creators of the virtual space on Twitter for a live audio stream to talk about how they found the work and why they were inspired to built it. After the stream, I created an account and downloaded Second Life. As a dad, I’ve seen the amount of time @guthrie has spent building Minecraft worlds, so I can imagine the work that went in to this Dark Pinup feature. Very humbling.
If you want to visit the gallery in Second Life, you can follow this link or Teleport.
The photography that featured in the gallery is all from Act One and Act Two of Dark Pinup on WAX. You can see more from Scotch and Soda, their site is http://scotchandsoda.art.
For the rest of the night, I’ll be working on some illustration. I started on a fun @mirrorpool project that was really turning out well but put it down to get lost in home decor shopping. I’ll be attempting to finish that tonight without the distraction. Have a great night and thanks for reading!