Sunday, October 2, 2016

Up Close & Personal - Curtis Trevellion-The Artsy Lens

“A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.” ― Ansel Adams

Photograph Courtesy of Rachel Avro
Pose: eTc Poses

This next Photographer is a tad bit different then his partner but he surely leaves plenty to be desired in his photos. He's the partner of the Visionnaire Extraordinaire I just blogged about the other day, Envy Trevellion. There's something he mentioned in conversation something I thought I share with you. Like can you imagine one individual both carrying the creative vision (Eye) they both have? The images would be Explosive, for lack of a better term. This Former Porn Star, Visionnaire Extraordinaire, and Pose Maker always leaves you wanting more. When looking at his work I always sense you're getting a bit of the actual person behind the avatar if that makes sense. I sat down on.. I mean with Curtis Trevellion lol to discuss his creative work and here's what he had to share.

Alexandria Topaz: So while i know you're not in the industry anymore, why not tell me a bit of your background back when you were.

Curtis Trevellion (pharcyde1976): My time in SL porn was fairly short, starting out (as many did) being photographed by Dokie in her 'Dokie Does..' series. I lingered for a bit, but opportunities for men in porn are often that sparked my initial interest in learning photography create my own opportunities.

Alexandria Topaz: Oh yes Dokies has a nice creative humorous side to her work. We're actually neighbors. She lives  by me on the same sim. I tend to feel the same concerning the ratio of women to men in the porn industry. We do need plenty of more men.

Curtis Trevellion (pharcyde1976): It doesn't take long to realize that, as with any large group in SL, porn is full of many, many cliques. I managed to get on the outs with some..and was essentially pushed out, though I now consider that to have been a blessing. I maintain friendships with many from the SL porn industry, but am glad to have left some behind, too.

Alexandria Topaz: I can totally relate to this. Had the same type of feeling so took matters into my own hand.  But if ever pushed I just tend to push back some myself.  Glad I took that direction as well. Many now have come to admire what I'm presenting.

Photograph Courtesy of Rachel Avro
Pose: eTc Poses

Alexandria Topaz: How many film projects if any,  have you been a part of(be it as an extra, featured or Starring role,(please lists Film/Director/Role-I' like to give due credits where appropriate.   
Curtis Trevellion (pharcyde1976): The only production I ended up managing to get into was a film by Erin Celestails called 'Erin's Interoffice Cummunications'. I was supposed to participate more in the film than I did, but had a few short appearances in the movies' scenes. I wasn't really prepared for how long filming can take and could not stay to finish on the production day, unfortunately.

Curtis Trevellion (pharcyde1976):I missed out on a second opportunity, with you Alexandria, in one of your recent productions due to scheduling troubles. Movies really just don't seem to be in the cards for me.

Alexandria Topaz: You definitely had the look I was searching for but yeah totally understandable about the conflict in schedules. It happens. But I bet you regret it after seeing the film huh? I mean can you imagine if it were you and I or even you or Envy in that production. lol.. Teasing. But hey if ever interested I would surely use you.

Photograph Courtesy of Rachel Avro
Pose: eTc Poses

Alexandria Topaz: If you had an opportunity to work with an SL Porn Star who would it be? -(Please list as many folks as you like according to your gender)-If bisexual and you want to list both that's fine 

Curtis Trevellion (pharcyde1976): I've got the only co-star I need these days, her name is Envy Trevellion.

Alexandria Topaz: Yes I will admit that's as steamy as it's going to get in SL  cause she's a Top Hottie. There's really no need for any other and I enjoy seeing couples together. (I have the couples bug at the moment).

Alexandria Topaz: What did you both learned being behind the scenes as a model/actor or Director ? Answer if applicable.

Curtis Trevellion (pharcyde1976): I learned that it's best that I'm not there anymore.

Alexandria Topaz: Hmmm.. :/ I can respect that. I already feel there's a shortage of men in the industry. But I hope to change that some if i can.

Alexandria Topaz: Some roles can be scarce due to the lack of Directors at this time. Did you have a problem with that when you were in porn?  and What do you do while you awaited ?

Curtis Trevellion (pharcyde1976): As I said before..definitely something you deal with. It is what pushed me to learn how to take photos for myself.

Photo Courtesy of Curtis Trevellion

Alexandria Topaz: Are you an active flicker fan? If so please list your link

Curtis Trevellion (pharcyde1976): I probably spend more time than is healthy on Flickr, yes. Always interested in seeing what other photographers are doing. My Flickr is - 

Alexandria Topaz: The business in itself can be a bit cut-throat for some folks. How was your experience  in getting to know others while you were in the industry? 

Curtis Trevellion (pharcyde1976): Some situations are best left in the past, where they belong. 

Alexandria Topaz: Damn didn't spill anything-snaps her finger and shrugs.. Oh well maybe it is best.

Alexandria Topaz: Did  you ever feel like you constantly wanna smack the shit out of some of the actors/actresses.or even directors when you were in  the business or did you  find you got along with most ? (by the way i've felt this way at times. don't feel shy answering and if you don't that's fine too.)

Photo Courtesy of Curtis Trevellion

Curtis Trevellion (pharcyde1976): More times than I could count. Watching the way some people are fawned over..with absolutely no good reason..or seeing the MASSIVE egos some people have developed over being 'porn stars' just makes me shake my head and laugh now, looking back.

Alexandria Topaz: Ditto don't want it, don't like it. It kind of shows me there's something lacking in real life that you think is being compensated here. When you turn that computer off i'm thinking there's no paparazzi or loads of folks screaming for attention at your door. To get lost in that manner shows how far one can escape from reality. I'd say borderline Delusional.

Alexandria Topaz: It is highly apparent that you both have excellent photography skills. What got you started in photography? 

Curtis Trevellion (pharcyde1976): Impatience. The lack of need for models by other photographers just made me say 'Fine, I'll be my own photographer..'. I started taking snapshots and playing around with online photo editors like iPiccy and BeFunky..eventually moved on to attempt to understand Photoshop..and that's where I'm still at..learning every day and trying to keep improving.

Alexandria Topaz: Most of your work presents the naughty, sensual.. loving.. romantic side of you both as a couple. When you take individual shots they look equally hot. What is it you're both trying to envision when capturing photos separately or together? 

Photo Courtesy of Curtis Trevellion

Curtis Trevellion (pharcyde1976): Taking pictures, to me, is a chance to allow people to feel the emotions that the scene I capture bring about in me. It's capturing a memory, a moment. I try to make my work put those things I feel on display as best as I can. When taking photos with Envy, that's easy. She stirs my soul and it just shows through in the images naturally, often even surprising myself at my own reactions to the finished product.

Alexandria Topaz:  I'm sure there's more then your soul being stirred up. Smiles Well keep it up you both do an Excellent job at it.

Alexandria Topaz: If you could capture a  famous person, sl porn star or celebrity behind the lens who would it be? 
Curtis Trevellion (pharcyde1976):

Spirit  Eleonara 
Angi  Manners
Sorcha Tyles
Brandon Taselian and Ella Sparks (would like to shoot them together)

Alexandria Topaz: Wait why am i not up there? Rolls her eyes. Oh Duh you captured me already. smiles

Alexandria Topaz: What type of photos would you not present on your flicker page? 

Curtis Trevellion (pharcyde1976): Any kind of hardcore porn , child or animal abuse

Photo Courtesy of Curtis Trevellion

Alexandria Topaz: Do you Like to  have pre-sex small talk behind the camera lens when you both envision what you want to present to your viewers?  Like do you find yourself mentally aroused  come on tell us.. we're just DYING to know.. smiles..

Curtis Trevellion (pharcyde1976): Do I think about sex when thinking about Envy? Yeah, that's a yes. It's kinda unavoidable.

Alexandria Topaz: Wait a minute what do you mean Kinda? Envy pull out that whip. It should  be (Yes!!, It's Unavoidable). lol

Alexandria Topaz: Given that you create such steaming photos of you both would you ever want to bring that on to the scene.. Be as hot as you both appear on your photos only on film? 

Curtis Trevellion (pharcyde1976): I just don't have the time for movies..I've lost interest in them. 

Alexandria Topaz: Ok I wont ask anymore. :)

Alexandria Topaz: It's been known that like real life.. some Porn Actors/Actresses/photographers are stalked by "Sl Fans" have you experienced any of that? 

Curtis Trevellion (pharcyde1976): I don't think I was ever well-known enough to get stalked..or if I was, I didn't really notice.

Alexandria Topaz: Hmm Oh they exist my friend. they exist.

Alexandria Topaz: So photography... and now Poses.. what got you both involved in doing that?  

Curtis Trevellion (pharcyde1976): It's mostly Envy's fault. I had used Anypose to help with my photography, but never considered making and selling poses. As we continued to rely more and more on our own poses rather than buying them from was a natural evolution. She gave me the bug and I'm not looking for the cure.

I bet that's not the only bug she's giving you. lol

Alexandria Topaz: With your creativity in photos and poses, do you think you might want to give film making a try?  -Personally I feel with the creativity you both  already present it would be easy to do.

Curtis Trevellion (pharcyde1976): At the present time it's not something I'm very interested in.

Alexandria Topaz: -Your  both hot.!!!! can I Tap Dat? lol 

Curtis Trevellion (pharcyde1976):We'll talk more about this one later. ;) 

No!!! we going to talk about it NOW!!!. I already went to Envys box as I thought you'd leave the question unanswered. She's in the next room in that hot Latex Domme Outfit with a nice message for you..

Banging Threesome Intermission

Alexandria Topaz: Ahem. Yeah that was HOT!!! No need to talk about this one any longer-LMAO. 

Alexandria Topaz: What advice would you give newcomers who are interested in Photography? Give me a good tip or 2 for the amateur photographer. :)

Curtis Trevellion (pharcyde1976): Dive in head first..and never be afraid to try things. Photoshop is not as scary as it seems.

Alexandria Topaz:  Indeed it's not and I usually tell my boyfriend the same thing too only he's diving between my .... well never mind.. :) lol  Thank You so much for your time, appreciate showing others your creative side. Continued success in both your endeavors and i'll be stopping by eTc Poses to create some magic myself. You both inspire me to try new things smiles.

1 comment:

  1. Another great talk Alexandria! Curtis is a great photographer, and does some amazing work with his pictures :))