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By popular request, some of the weird modelling shots shown on this site are now to be screened in a gallery on here.
Also see page1 (old page) / page2 / page3 / page4 / page5
The front page picture for Issue133 is featured on a page connected from Modelling Shots 5 along with some of the Zyra photos from later issues.
Note: If you
like to see people looking ordinary/normal/formal/boring, don't
look here and grumble about it. I'm sure you can find pictures of
people conforming to what someone is telling them to wear, but
This first shot is a higher-resolution version of the front page picture of Issue33 of Zyra.org.uk, which was found to take too long to load on some Internet connections. Guesses about the background are always welcome, but the pink hair is exactly as-is, being a result of two pots of Flamingo Pink by LaRiche Directions. More about dyeing your hair on the page of Hair Dye
front page picture from Issue 37 and some previous issues. Much
speculation was had about the background, which is now revealed
to be the ceiling in one of the lifts of the London Victoria
Holiday Inn, inverted and colour adjusted.
Now here's a picture from the
front page of some of the previous issues. The blue hair colour
is real, a
combination of Directions Midnight Blue and Atlantic Blue. Also
the industrial plant, which is at Immingham, UK, is real,
although the modelling shot and the backdrop were created
separately and then juxtaposed in session of careful respraying.
However I leave it for you to decide how real the UFO is. But one
thing these scenes proves as a fact is that you do not have to
look ordinary! Incidentally, this picture is
on the front cover of the Autumn 2001 edition of the glossy
magazine Perceptions! But
it's in Noir et Blanc!
Having green hair is a good way to proving to people you're not going to stand for any of this "normality" nonsense. Of course you have to back it up by being individualistic generally, but that's not difficult. What's more difficult is pretending to be normal. (more about this on the Weirdness page and the page of Lib). But why would anyone want to pretend to be normal, unless of course they always do what they are told to do?
points of note about this picture are the million volt Van De
Graaf hemisphere (which is for sale (now reserved)), and an old
truck (Leyland EA345 Post Van) which was sold to someone who
claimed to be a restorer.
Here's the front page picture
(astral3a) from an
issue of Zyra.org.uk and which was also part of an announcement
about Telekinesis. On closer
inspection the photo has some points of note. This shows off some
of the digital art which is possible here. For a start, notice
the picture on the screen of the computers in the picture?
Familiar? But that picture has never been displayed on there, it's
been transplanted there. Also the star background, another piece
of careful handiwork. However, the orange hair colour and the
stretch silver lam�outfit are real. The hair is by Linda
Moghul, and the outfit? I made that myself. Easier than it looks.
If you're interested I can include instructions how to make one
for yourself on the next issue of the site!
Similarly, this asymmetric top is a not available in the shops. To customise this is a precision job, requiring a t-shirt that's skin-tight to start with (This one had in the label "age 9-11"), and then some precision slicing and skilled tailoring to get the tension right so it doesn't catastrophically fail! (Details may yet be made available at some time).
hair colour too. This is KIWI GREEN by
Clynol. Part of the DARE TO DIFFER Crazy Tones range.
what's this? What's going on here? Looks like a cunning bit of
cut&paste, but it isn't! This picture (link on Zyra
with Radio Dish or on the picture to see a
high-resolution version) is an unmodified picture of Zyra
standing in the middle of a 50ft diameter Nato Scatter Station
parabolic dish! Anyone interested in buying a second-hand high-gain
propagation dish? There are four of these. They'd make an
excellent radio astronomy observatory.
The front page picture from
Considerable work having been done on the industrial landscape in
the background, making the character appear even brighter in the
Real colour, the only
modification to the shot being the removal of an overhead cable
and other items in the background. Link here or
on the photo to see a higher resolution of the picture.
is the picture "I Thought The Year 2000 Would Have Been
Better Than This!". Take a look at the high-res version by
linking here or
on the picture.
MILLENNIUM SAFE CANDLE. See this in higher
resolution by linking here or
on the picture.
For those who feel
"ALL AT SEA" on the Internet. To see the picture in
higher-resolution and/or to find out more about this, link here or
on the picture.
In the piccy Wizard6f,
green hair, but this time it's been adjusted a bit to make up for
the sepia effect background.
Some time around the
point that this photo was
published, there were wonderings if the page of modelling
photographs needed to be split into several pages. It was said to
be "taking too long to load". Maybe a cue to mention broadband. The
again, it's best to make sure a site is narrowband friendly!
Most of the
pictures on this page have been part of the front page of the
site at some time and/or part of the unusual newsletter which is Zyra's
Circular, a publication which you are welcome
to sign up to! Here's another odd photo of Zyra
Zyra can also handle HTML
HTML is the stuff which websites are made of. Find out more about free websites and how to have your own website
More unorthodox swimwear on the pages featuring the Tale of the Lizard
Camouflage - the perfect disguise? Maybe that cat has been spotted.
The photo was on Circular
photo, this time where the camera angle is from over the top, so
you can see Zyra's bright pink hair, and also the shoes made by
carefully cutting the ends off trainers and inserting insoles
made from carpet from the mental hospital. Bigger
This odd image which is part of photo
gallery page 3 shows some good toenail varnish, toe
rings, and other paraphernalia of the feet, made visible by the
specially modified open toed shoes
next set of photos are are Zyra Photo Page3.
Here's the front page picture from Issue68 of Zyra's
website. There is a larger
resolution version if you have a fast
enough ISP. It
takes quite a lot of doing to get these pictures about right.
Incidentally, those fireworks were from the Millennium and
happened exactly four years before the picture was published.
- something a bit different:
Then there's this curious shot of Zyra with cyan coloured hair
and a thoughtful expression. Meanwhile in the background, you'd
be very astute to spot that the backdrop image is Alexandra
Palace photographed from a train! If you can spot hidden detail
in pictures, you might like to examine something slightly subtle
on the page about Qjump
later to become the front page picture for Zyra.tv ,
the choice of a black outfit helps to emphasise the bright pink
A bright character for sure!
In this photo, "Bright Future",
the Smart Beauty hair
colour is real, and so too is the vividly coloured outfit, but
the background colour has been tweaked for dramatic effect.
Incidentally, there are shops in Camden lit
by UV where visiting in that outfit is welcomed as it as
fluorescent and therefore shows off the place!
then in this picture Welcome
into Strangeness, which was on the
front page of Issue72, there is some kind of portal stretching
into the distance. Curious really. Obviously the background
colour has been tweaked to make it oddly purple, but the green/blue
hair colour is
To see an example of the strange Circular Newsletters which are sent out from this site, see www.zyra.net/circ61.htm
More website front page pictures of Zyra on the next archive: Page 4
Zyra.net is also the home of
the encyclopedia index
next set of pictures of Zyra are from Zyra
Photo Page 4. Here's the front page
picture from Issue75 of Zyra's website.
Many different interpretations of the surrealist psychedelic
background have been postulated, and various meanings suggested.
Oddly, though, this was during a time when the site was going
through a bad patch, and publishing a new issue on christmas day
did not help, as most people aren't so keen on going online and
receiving the newsletter at xmas! See
a higher resolution version of this
Then on Issue78 there's
this quite scary and dramatic picture. Another good hairdo with
vivid pink hair colour, which contrasts well with the background
which is somewhat disturbingly in negative, while Zyra is
positive as you'd expect! This was the first front page picture
at Zyra's site using the EOS350D
camera, but the 8 megapixel resolution is best for photo
galleries rather than websites, and the original picture had to
be scaled-down to a fraction of its original size to make it
possible to work on the image to create this effect. The result
can be seen on the page i0689f.htm .
The picture was then scaled down yet again to get it to fit on
the front page of the website!
Here's the front page picture from some of the Issues86 and previous.
it is possible to take a self-portrait photograph with a camera
in a mirror!
And here is the Issue87 front page picture, which took quite a lot more work to achieve!
hair, and the terraformed planet Venus in
the background, based on images provided by those helpful
friendly people at Relief Globe -
page picture from Issue93, in which the background appears as if
it's a tropical beach picture postcard, shows Zyra with
apparently bright pink hair, which is actually Intense Red by SmartBeauty viewed in
bright light when applied to hair that had already been bleached
blonde. Visiting tax havens is all very well, and some of them
are very nice places. It's really a matter of being able to find
somewhere that has only the kinds of downsides that you can put
up with. This picture is known as: I've got my doubts about this
This site has a lot more than just some pictures of Zyra, and there is a more general photo gallery, as well as thousands of pages on a wide variety of subjects. It takes weeks to see it all, but it's often worth spending a tea/coffee break having a look around and finding something new. In particular there is a good shopping portal!