Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Monday, March 3, 2014
I was highly anticipating these photos from AUSA!! I’m gonna die of feelings ;~~; Although it was my first time meeting these two, I had such a good time hanging out with them throughout the con! I’m so glad we got to have an impromptu shoot with the three of us, and I think these shots are so adorable, thank you gryfeathr!~~
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
I entered this silly contest on Cure! Apparently they do small-themed contests every week? I just happened to see this one on their homepage! “Any character in the snow”!!! Jack Frost anyone??? Hahah, so I entered one of the photos gryfeathr took of me in the snow! If you have a Cure account, vote for me if you can! This is mostly for fun, but I still appreciate any votes you guys can lend me ;)
/perfectly timed for the snowy day today, I suppose, hahah/
Check it out, a lovely friend is doing a small Cure contest with some of my work! She’s a stand-out cosplayer, and if you enjoy what she does (and you have a Cure account), please consider a vote her way!
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Katsucon 2014 was an amazing rush. Finally, I can start working through all of the photos I took with some amazing cosplayers (new acquaintances and old friends alike!) Due to some unfortunate circumstances due to the snow on Wednesday before the con, I’ve only just been able to get home where I can work on photos.
I’m so excited to get into them, and to share with everyone the great work I was lucky to capture!
Monday, February 10, 2014
KATSUCON 2014 SCHEDULE
If anyone needs to double-check their time with me for Katsucon 2014, my live and most current schedule for photoshoots can be found here!
Friday, February 7, 2014
Monday, January 27, 2014
KATSUCON 2014 - PHOTOSHOOTS
I have some great photoshoots lined up this year, and I’m really excited about it! I’ve sent out an email to my confirmed costumers outlining how this will work, my contact information, and some homework for the cosplayers, so please keep an eye out for it.
Thank you everyone who contacted me about photoshoots this year! I do shoots outside of conventions as well, so please feel free to contact me about it if you can reach the Tristate Area of the USA (NJ, PA, DE and occasionally NY depending on who you ask).
I cannot wait for this year, and to have a lot of fun with you all.
Best of luck with KatsuCrunch!
Sunday, January 26, 2014
S.H. Figuarts Blue Rose
a little messing around with light in preparation for Katsucon
Thursday, January 23, 2014
The Mythology and Psychology of Persona 4: A Panel
(aka: Spiteful Gods, Carl Jung, Tarot and why Freud isn’t invited to this party forever and ever Amen)
For every P4 fan who never understood a word that Igor said, this panel is for you.
Have you ever found yourself wondering— What is a Persona anyway? Can you swim in the sea of unconsciousness? What do all those arcana cards in my Social Links mean? Are they important? What was that random story about Izanami and Izanagi in there for anyway? Should I care? Is steak actually the meaning of life??
Lucky for you, we have all the answers*, so look no further than Katsucon 2014! Join myself, vantasticmess, and gryfeathr on Sunday @ 1pm in Panel Live 6 as we take an in-depth look at Persona 4 and address some of the key themes that show up in the game, such as:
- Jungian psychology and Jung’s concepts of the “persona” and the “shadow”.
- Tarot, the major arcana, the Journey of the Fool, and how the cards symbolically tie into the characters they represent.
- Japanese mythology, the story of Izanami and Izanagi, Shintoism, and some of the cultural themes that tie heavily into the game’s story.
- We also have a super awesome slam-bang finish that ties all of these elements together, buuut it might be kind of spoilery to say too much more!
You’ll just have to come and see for yourself. Just be aware the panel itself will not be spoiler-free. By attending, you will be subject to pretty much every spoiler there is. Can’t say we didn’t warn you!
So, if any of this at all sounds interesting to you, or you just want some free steak**, come on out and join us! I promise it won’t be boring.
*Author’s Note: Except about the meaning of life. We can’t help you there.
**Disclaimer: Steak not actually included in this panel.
I will be on this panel on SUNDAY of Katsucon to talk about a bunch of things with some lovely folks!
Recently, we have received some questions regarding photography and we’d like to make some rules a little more clear.
The Gaylord considers its grounds off limits to photography without prior approval from the hotel. They have been pretty lenient in the past, and for the time being, the rules are still pretty much the same. Basically, it’s a “no tripod rule” (which also pertains to monopods) unless you have prior agreement with the Gaylord or its parent company, the Marriott Corporation.
Those who have cell phone cameras, small hand-held cameras, and standard SLRs: you’re fine. No worries. Take pictures. The Gaylord just doesn’t want someone setting up a small studio in front of the gazebo, blocking traffic, capitalizing on their facilities, for instance.
Speaking of the gazebo (which yes, we have the gazebo), it will not be “public property,” but part of our contract with the Gaylord. Because we have the Cherry Blossom Ballroom this year (the ballroom in front of the gazebo), that area will be off limits to the public, and secured for badge holders only. If you paid for registration, and have a badge, you’re good.
As always: be responsible! Don’t take pictures of people who don’t want you to. Don’t block hallways, stairwells, escalators, elevators, and doorways. Don’t use flashes at events where you are asked not to. And if there are some prime spots you are taking model shots, please do so quickly, and let others have a chance.