Share My Cosplay: Behind the Lens with Lexa One

SMC’s series “Behind the Lens” where we interview some of your favorite cosplay photographers is back again for another run.  Our first entry in “Season 2” is Canada’s Lexa One.

Name: Lexa One Photographie
Location: Quebec, Canada
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SMC: What interested you in photography?
Lexa One: I’m an artist first, I was always interested in drawing, painting, music, photography and more. I had my first camera in 2006 and since then I never stopped learning about everything around it.

SMC: What interested you in photographing cosplayers?
Lexa One: Since a young age I played video games and read lots of books and mangas, I was drawn to the fantasy worlds. With cosplayers I can unleash my creativity while shooting as well as in Photoshop to create something new.

SMC: Do you have a preference shooting between studios, outside or conventions?
Lexa One:
I think both in studio and outside/on location have their forte. I like when the cosplayer can have some interaction with the background surrounding them, it’s more natural.

SMC: Any upcoming cosplay events you will be shooting (2016 Schedule)?
Lexa One: I will be at Katsucon, Montreal Comiccon and Otakuthon, maybe more. I do announce my presence at a convention on my Facebook page so the people looking to have a shoot with me will know!

SMC: What photographers inspire you?
Lexa One: I really like Michelle Monique, Vaxzone, Pugoffka, Darshelle Stevens, David Love, Von Wong and so many more but these are the first that come to my mind. Amazing people EVERYWHERE!

SMC: Any favorite cosplayers you have liked working with in the past?
Lexa One: No one specific, I always have a nice time with cosplayers, in convention or in private photo shoots, I like working with creative people !

SMC: Any cosplayers you hope to work with in the near future?
Lexa One:  So many, I find new inspirational cosplayers almost every single day!

SMC: Do you have a geeky side? What’s your favorite way to pass the time? (Comic books, video games, movies, anime, etc…)
Lexa One: I play Tetris when I drink my coffee, I don’t have much time to play video games and to be super into it, I do miss it. I watch a lot of anime when I’m about to sleep, makes awesome dreams!

SMC: Any upcoming / ongoing cosplay related projects?
Lexa One:  Yes, I do have some big projects for 2016 but I prefer to keep them secret until the times come.


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