Nothing can make an outfit so desirable as a good picture. It makes you search for your wallet and want to put on your coat to get away with your copy. When you have it, you try to recapture the image of the picture while trying the outfit on yourself, wanting the stunning look like the model had and hoping for the feeling it first invoked. This is one of the reasons that a good designer cannot live without a good fashion photographer.
Connie Arida is such a fashion photographer. With her sexy blond look and her perfect feeling for styling, she makes every outfit a piece to die for. How does she do this? Time to have a talk with her and to introduce her to you, because you will be seeing more work from her on the EFA blog. She responded to my call for participation in the EFA-AIFW2009 and henceforth will be our official event photographer for this show.
Left: My Artilleri Cha Cha Pants, one of my earliest purchases in SL, that red Primouth car, the unusual baked on hair on the skin, the totally Modded hair made into a Pony, and it’s a featured pic in the Global Artists Flickr Group. It’s my past, my present and appreciation from Photographers outside of SL that makes it special.
Right: It’s done in my home, at my dressing table, it’s simple, direct and I look real (to me).
Who is Connie Arida or must I say Connie Sec?
In 1st life, I’m a student studying Environmental Science after completing my Lab Technology diploma. Arida is my SL surname..and Sec is my Flickr Surname…’cos I’ll always be “Just a sec”. ( yea yea..weak joke). I live in Sydney, Australia, and have been in SL since April 2007. While I am an SL photography addict, my 1st life does come first and I made a promise to myself a long while back that SL and 1st life would not mix. My Flickr is where I post all my pics, though I do post some to Koinup, and Facebook..and others. My Blog is just my fashion shots, with a list of the outfits and accesories and where thay are from. I like to feature lesser known or new designers if I can. Basically, I like to help out. I don’t charge 99% of the time. Apart from that, I spend time with my SL partner, see my SL sister and friends, furnish my home, terraform and don’t get out as much as I should. I hit the Big 30 a while back ( Runs to the edge of the grid, and jumps)
Watch out with jumping, I am already laying there! When did you start with fashion photography?
I started Flickr in about the middle of 07 as a sort of everyday record of the happenings in my SL life. Over time, it’s morped into clothes, “Art” and silliness. I love SL fashion and like to find things that I like ( especially from little known designers) and photograph them. I mainly do it for my own pleasure and relaxation…it’s better than writing a scientific report with Harvard referencing 🙂