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Category : photography

04 Aug 2016

The Countdown Begins

Seven days! Seven days and counting to the east coast’s largest otaku gathering of the year! I know. I know. I keep talking about Otakon. You’re probably as tired of hearing me talk about Otakon as you are hearing about Pokemon Go or being bombarded with twerk videos… (sure, I like bouncy asses, but I’m a boobs guy…) Anyways, Otakon is so important this year because it’s kind of a benchmark event for me. This is the first opportunity I […]

03 Aug 2016

Just Having So Much Fun

Did I tell you how much I fuckin’ love photography!? Being a photographer is amazing. But the true reward comes from the giant smile that graces my face when I am in the editing studio remembering the vibe or how awesome the person I just shot was. I have to admit, this comes after spending last night editing some photos of a friend I shot a couple of weeks ago. I was in a pinch. I booked a studio to […]

02 Aug 2016

In The Editing Room

I am so grateful that I am able to work with so many amazing people – photographers, models and MUAs. I am humbled that I am starting to build a little buzz and I am even more grateful that I have a creative outlet. Since I can’t paint portraits or sculpt figures, photography gives me the ability to paint and sculpt in my own way. I am sitting here at my desk at work, both super inspired and incredibly tired. […]

01 Aug 2016

Success! And The Willingness to Learn

Hey all! Happy Monday! I am riding a serious high from my shoot this weekend. I am taking a little time to celebrate my victory and learn from the planning and preparation Ip put into this past weekend’s photoshoot with Khrist. Redemption achieved. The lighting, wardrobe and makeup were on point. I also invested in an Eye-Fi Mobi and wirelessly tethered to my iPad which offered a SERIOUS boost to my productivity. Holy shit why did I not do that […]

13 Jul 2016

And THIS Is Why I Don’t Plan… The Best Laid Plans

So I just posted about the lessons learned and how I needed to do a better job planning. But what happens when you make every attempt to plan and everything falls apart anyways? Well, that’s what I am dealing with right now. You know that Pokemon-themed bondage shoot I have been planning for the last month? Not happening. My models have other obligations and my shoot dropped to the bottom. Now with scheduling conflicts, I am the odd man out. […]

13 Jul 2016

The Countdown Begins

My favorite event of the year is 4 weeks away and I am counting it down. Yes, the countdown to Otakon 2016 begins today! I have been attending Otakon for several years. I have never cosplayed or led a panel, but I have attended cosplay burlesque shows and the ever popular “WTF Did I Just Watch” on numerous occasions. I managed to accidentally take over a photography 101 panel a couple of years ago. My bad… Of all of the […]

13 Jul 2016

Planning Is NOT My Strength… But I AM Trying

So I have a few days before my next shoot. I am planning a Pokemon-themed shoot and I have taken my experiences from my last shoot and applying them to this one. One of the things I think I really learned was that I must PLAN, PLAN, PLAN. So now I have a spiral notebook to jot all of my notes in rather than relying on my horrible A.D.D.-riddled memory. I have assembled a Pinterest board to share with the […]

11 Jul 2016

I Think I May Have Dropped The Ball

One of my favorite models stopped by the DMV on her East Coast Tour and hung out with me for a day — KHRIST! Just a heads up, this is a total rambling rant. I have a lot of ideas floating around in my head… Thank you to the amazingly awesome MUA, Tia, for providing the makeup and doing some light hair work. I don’t know what I’d do without you — besides spend countless hours in Photoshop doing what […]

11 Jul 2016

I Need a Portrait of This Pirate

I was browsing the interwebs a week ago, killing time while I was waiting for my family to get tired of being at my place when I ran across an image that made me get all kinds of excited (for multiple reasons…). Bandai has been doing a few gender cross figures and I must say, the ones for the anime series One Piece are amazing! This new figure is of the main character Luffy and I NEED TO SHOOT THIS! […]

08 Jul 2016

Otakon 2016 Photography Pre-Thoughts

Otakon 2016 is only a month away and I am getting super anxious and super excited! Otakon is one of my favorite annual events and I have been for multiple consecutive years. This year is a bit different. I generally attend as a spectator — an American otaku spending hours upon hours in panels, Artists Alley and the Dealer’s Room. I make an occasional stop by the Game Room for grins and giggles. However, this year, I am attending as […]