After attending a drag show for the first time, I was struck by the richness of this glamour oriented culture. I took a minute to actually look at the faux queens and deconstruct their main components. The recipe for an iconic queen:
1- Flamboyant name
2- Fierce persona
3- Defining outfits
4- Personalized hairdo
5- A trademark feature
6- One hell of a PR team
I then realized that it takes that same exact effort to make a leader.
Above: Vladdy Pushin’ and Barricka O’Bisha, Kimmy Jungle, Hitleria Hysteria, Madame O’Sane, Georgia Buchette, Queen Abby and Ossie B’.
London-based Belgian concept artist Jonas De Ro – much in demand by the film and gaming world – uses Photoshop, Cinema 4D, Wacom Intuos and ZBrush to create the lighting effects and colour palette of his fantasy cityscapes.
Directed by Bálint Nagy and Nándor Iőrincz, this video for Noveau Parfum by French singer-songwriter Boggie, applies the digital retouching beloved of fashion and style mags to the singer as she performs.
A showcase of one of the delicate digital landscapes created by French graphic studio Cut And Cook, what sez:
…a major challenge in terms of digital technique. It required properly customized developing systems. Some 3D sequences featured more than 30,000,000 polygons. Time render has been optimized and reduced to the max (40,000 hours accumulated).
The digital switchover earlier at Montrose with, from left: RTE board chairman Tom Savage, Miriam O’Callaghan, Pat Rabbitte and Mick Kehoe Executive Director at RTE Transmission Networks, help to literally hit the switch.
Tapes can be listened to using the headphones jack (headphones required) or by connecting its audio output to a stereo system for scanning forward or reverse to select tracks for conversion. Cassettes can also be converted to a PC running Windows 7, XP, or Vista or a Mac using the included software.
Update (Thanks, droid): No longer available from Hammacher Schlemmer.
Pft. We’re still holding out for the dashboard-mounted eight-track to mp3 converter.