Event Date: November 21, 2015
The cosplay community, far and wide, gathered at the inaugural Cosplay Expo, an event sponsored by the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (the same group that sponsors Anime Expo). With the backdrop of the Japanese Gardens attendees were able to take photographs of their costumes with the beautiful backdrop that was only accessible through permits.
Upon first arriving, I meandered a bit noticing that many cosplayers had their own "personal photographer." I felt a little disheartened until I ran into RianSynnth in her geisha version of the Pokemon Ninetails. We exchanged hugs and I basically hung around her all day taking photos of whomever happened to be around us.
Even though I focused on a small selection of cosplayers, overall, it was an entertaining day, and I can't wait to see how next year's event turns out. In the meanwhile, enjoy these shots of RianSynnth and her friends.
Event Date: November 3, 2015
So every month I end up shooting this amazing event titled, "Taking Back Tuesday" run by Emo Night LA.
I usually do my thing: Take photos, edit them, send them, but I wanted to try something I haven't really done before, which is shoot film at a club. So I pulled out my old N8008, and packed a roll of T-Max 400 to get the following results.
Event Date: October 31 2015
Halloween is a day full of frights and thumps in the night , but at the Roosevelt it's filled with thumps from something else: Sick beats.
Originally posting 21 photos on TimeOut.com, I decided to post up the rest of the shots that they couldn't fit in their slider below! Needless to say, I hope I can do more things like this soon.
Event Date: October 30 2015 through November 1, 2015
First off, I'd also like to thank Timeout.com for accepting some of my shots for their web gallery!
Halloween season is probably one of the busiest and more creative times of the year for a photographer.
Everyone loves getting dressed up as their favorite characters from various sources and have random adventures. Add onto it a comic convention to the mix and you have this weekend's Comikaze.
With the West and South Halls teeming with cosplayers and photographers, I strived to be different to stand out just a bit where I basically brought an entire digital-tech station with me as I approached models and asked if they'd like to work with me. It gave a refreshing view being able to present the photos on a screen larger than the back of an DSLR.
Another great kicker was being able to do edits on the spot! Most of the people loved that aspect as it gave them better ideas on what to do for following shots.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to let me test out my new contraption. It gave me a lot of insight on what to do to prepare for my next outing with it!
ON TO THE PHOTOS!