Current Residence: Fort Worth, Texas
Favourite genre of music: J-Pop, Techno, Eurotrance, Movie Scores
Favourite photographer: Skypirate and Mabaroshi
Operating System: Winblows XP
MP3 player of choice: WinAMP
Favourite cartoon character: Asuka Langley Soryu... My LOVE! I would date with you!
Personal Quote: "It's all in the reflexes baby..."
The new camera system is arriving in just a few days. I have a bad habit of naming my expensive stuff. My computers have names. My car has a name. The new Canon 70D shall require a name and you dear readers shall name her. It must be a female name because for some reason we guys always name our stuff after girl names. Maybe it's our secret desire to have a harem? I don't know! Leave your name suggestions down in the comments section below!
My first convention I will be going to after being away for almost a year and a half is All-Con in Addison, Texas. I will only be there Saturday and maybe Sunday depending on how good the cosplay selection is. I already have some shoots lined up for Saturday. This is my practice run to help knock all the rust and dust off these bones. I am also going to probably spend a ridiculous amount of my time learning to do video work. Cosplay videos shall be forth coming.
And on the BOOOOOO side of things. I was recently diagnosed with Diabetes. BOOOOOOOOOO! However, in the last 6 weeks since being told that you will probably be sticking a needle in your body every day for the rest of your life if you don't fix it, I am happy to report that I have lost 13 lbs. now, I exercise every other day for a full hour 600-800 calorie burn and I stopped putting garbage food and soda pop in my mouth. Just this small weight shift and the drugs I am on has brought my Blood Sugar from 303 (DEADLY) to an average of 106 (NORMAL). My blood pressure has gone from 180/120 (DEADLY) to 118/70 (PERFECT). I had been praying and praying to God to get me motivated to finally lose weight and keep it off. My prayer was answered with Diabetes. Nothing can get you motivated quicker than being told you will have to shove a needle in your body for life. I said, no thanks. I know it sounds weird that God would answer a prayer in such a fashion but He knows EXACTLY what each of us needs to get going and this has got me going and I'm not stopping now. I have another 85 lbs. to lose and the doc says I can do it easily in the next 2 years or less if I keep on doing what I am doing. INSPIRED! *booty dance twerking*
COSPLAY BAN LIST:
o Naruto (Don't cry! Ninjas shouldn't be photographed anyway! RIGHT!?)
o Bleach (@_@ I am a human! NOT A DOG! Why is EVERYTHING in this series BLACK AND WHITE!?)
o Deathnote (Shinigami, yes! Dude in a white sweat shirt and blue jeans, NO!)
o Homestuck (...Grey... Why is EVERYTHING grey!?)
o D.Greyman (This suffers from Bleach BLACK & WHITE syndrome!)
o FMA (I need to see proof that your Edward outfit didn't come from Hot Topic before I'll shoot it!)
o Organization 13 from Kingdom Hearts (@_@ NO MORE! These guys make me want to kill myself with their EMO dress style!)
o *HETALIA* (@_@ Sorry guys and gals but this sucker has worn out it's welcome at my studio. I am taking a break from Hetalia based stuff. Unless it is a mind blowingly awesome alternate version please DO NOT ask. I will kill myself with a spoon and make you WATCH! If this is your sort of thing I WON'T let you watch! Suffer!)
o Crap Yanked out of your closet or bought at Walmart(insert other clothing store here).
o CRAP period. @_@ Make sure you put your best effort into your cosplay. Represent! Don't end up as fodder for Haters!
HELL YES LIST:
o All things Evangelion, especially things that start with Asuka and end in Asuka!
o Most anything from The Old School anime days; Ranma, Bubblegum Crisis, Ah!My Goddess, etc.)
o Cowboy Bebop is LOVE. Show me the LOVE!
o Yoko from Gurren Lagann because DAAAAaaaaaamnnnnn.... *_*
o Anything intricate and detailed (Fantasy armor, Sci-Fi Marine armor, etc.)
o Soul Caliber goodness, or any character from most fighting games like Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter, Blazblue, etc.
o Superheroes, be they DC, Marvel or Image based characters!
o Anything that can turn my head and make me go wow or drool on myself!
It is time to rotate out the Cosplayer Spotlight and this time the lamp is setting on the lovely and talented who I have worked with for a few years now. Besides being breathtakingly beautiful, she is *THE* Sailor Moon of America. She is hands down, the best Sailor Moon cosplayer I've worked with in my ten years of doing cosplay photography. Click on her little avatar above and head on over to her page to check out her other work and go check her VBLOG on YouTube, especially because I am featured as a guest on the latest one (shameless plugging for the win!). Also, run over to Otakuhigh and check out her question/answer interview from me to learn even more about this wonderful cosplayer! Without further adieu, some samples of her work! ENJOY!
This list is subject to change as I get closer to the con dates and determine my financial situation. Here is the list as it currently stands:
All-Con 2014 - CONFIRMED- March 13-16 - www.all-con.org/
A-Kon 25 - CONFIRMED- June 6-8, 2014 - www.a-kon.com/
AnimeFest - CONFIRMED - Aug. 15-18, 2014 - animefest.org/
MechaCon - CONFIRMED - Aug. 1-3, 2014 - www.mechacon.com/