SMC: What interested you in photography?
So Say We All: When it comes to art, I’ve never been the sharpest tool in the box but over the years I slowly picked up varying levels of cameras and through my interactions with a great many other photographers I started to really pick it up. Being able to capture the moment is awesome, and lovingly creating specific feels and emotions in a photo can be the most satisfying feeling.
SMC: What interested you in photographing cosplayers?
So Say We All: Before Photography (and also during) I have also been a budding and keen cosplayer, for just over a decade now! The people I’ve met via the community both on the cosplayer side and the photographer side helps so much with getting that great shot, everyone wants to help and wants to be a part, I don’t think I’ve been in such a more accepting community before.
SMC: Do you have a preference shooting between studios, outside or conventions?
So Say We All: Ahhhh gosh, all 3 can bring out great shots (and that is what I hunt like an ever hungry Photographer-Velociraptor). Location based shoots are probably my favourite but they are also the hardest to organise (getting a location, the people and the equipment all organised can be a pain), but it is the most rewarding. Studio and Con shoots both have their place in my little cameras heart too and I am always trying to organise things in all 3 categories.
SMC: Any upcoming cosplay events you will be shooting (Schedule)?
So Say We All: Well I will be at LFCC (London Film and Comic Con) in July but I’m also midway through organising multiple location shoots so that is taking the most of my upcoming time.
SMC: What photographers inspire you?
So Say We All: Oh I think one of my strongest current influences is Zhang Jinga (http://zhangjingna.com/), her work is absolutely fantastic every image is a story with amazing depths of colour and imagery.
SMC: Any favorite cosplayers you have liked to working with in the past?
So Say We All: FairyPorchQueen Cosplay (https://www.facebook.com/FairyPorchQueenCosplay) probably one of my favourite people in the world to work with, both down to earth, simple to talk with and always up for collaborating on new and exciting projects.
SMC: Any cosplayers you hope to work with in the near future?
So Say We All: Haha I tend to like to get to know people before I work with them though I would love to work with Kana Cosplay (https://www.facebook.com/KANA.Cosplay), a busy lady indeed but I’d love to organise a shoot with her.
SMC: Any cosplay shots you’re best known for?
So Say We All: Hmm if we go by statistics the internet tells me my Korra Water Bending shot taken at last October MCM London Comic Con is one of my most well know … However, I’d like to think I am never cast into one shot and that people know me for a different shot from time to time, a constant change.
SMC: Do you have a geeky side? What’s your favorite way to pass the time? (Comic books, video games, movies, anime, etc…)
So Say We All: My geeky side is quite all consuming, from video games to sci-fi and fantasy novels, I dabble all over the place though I’d say my chief other time stealing activities outside of photography is Airsoft, Video gaming, Cosplay and LARP. Those 4 both steal my time and my repeatedly punch my bank account right in the stomach.
SMC: Any upcoming / ongoing cosplay related projects?
So Say We All: Shushhh they are all secret, but I will say I have a few nice collaborative ideas going ahead with Lucas of SCG (Super Cosplay Girls / Guys) and I’, midway through planning a Street Fighter shoot as well as a DC Comics shoot that should be happening soon.
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