This past week was the annual San Diego Comic Convention - for those of you who are unaware, it is an annual gathering of all things in the comic world, a four day celebration of the true nerds, wannabe nerds, non nerds who think its a cool thing to be nerds for the week, and of course all things Hollywood (whole different rant about that one). Anyways, a lot of my fellow photographers are currently showing off CosPlay (Costume Play) photos and because I opted not to go again, I was feeling a little left out. So I called up fellow nerd Holly - although I feel like her nerdism deserves a whole new word - and schedule a quick and simple shoot. Now I didn't want to just slap a costume on her and and call it a day, I wanted to do something a little different. I wanted this to be less about the costume and more about the person. I wanted the costume to feel natural as if this was an everyday attire vs a Halloween prop. I like to call this CosLife - get it? I hope for this to be the first of many. Taking the fantasy world of kings, super heroes, dragons, aliens, and low taxes and bringing them into our everyday life. I figured people put these costumes on to be a part of that world - to make it real for just a moment or two, so why not make it as true to life as possible. Again, I hope that to be the goal. Enjoy and please feel free to comment away or message me with notes or ideas.
Mary Kate (Canon 5D MKiii) | Nifty Fifty 1.4 | Natural Lighting | Long Beach, California | Model: Holly A.