--------- The first of three new Emma Frost images are live! I have so much to say about this shoot, but right now I want you all to head over to BGZ Studios and take a look at this pic, and make sure to "Like" the page for a chance to win a signed print of this photo!
Check out the full story of this shoot in a full featured video and blog!
Landon, Chris and Matt - thank you so much for your help! You guys are amazing and talented and helped make this happen!
Surprisingly, I have never shot a Black Cat cosplay.. ever. That was the striking motivation for this shoot since Katie approached me to do a shoot with her.
People have called her the Anne Hathaway look alike.. and I won't argue that for a second... and honestly, it has begun talk of a big project this year with Katie which is all a surprise
This shoot was pretty cool.. and quite easy. Why, you say? Because it is done in my basement/storage area of my condo. I didn't have to lug my gear to some place that needed a permit or a place where I couldn't control light.. It was perfect.
Katie was a blast to work with. We collaborated the shots together and her eye and style was very welcomed to the final images.
This was shot with 3 lights - all 3 are CTO gelled since the basement was cluttered with incandescent bulbs.
It's been forever since I updated my DA portfolio, and a handful of costumes are missing entirely. I'm too excited about this cosplay to wait until I've properly updated, however.
I canít believe the stars aligned and I finished this costume in time to debut at SOFA 2012 in Bogota, Colombia.
Inspired by an original design artist Tess Fowler and I collaborated on, the concept draws from several iterations of Wonder Woman throughout the years, peppered with original elements. While I adore Linda Carterís version of Wonder Woman (ďIn your satin tights, fighting for your rights!Ē), Iíve always preferred the first lady of comics as a warrior. An Amazon. A total BAMF. Weíll debut the full illustration at a later date!
Iíll also put together extensive build notes and credits soon, but a huge shout out goes to Thomas Ignatius, whoís been my leatherworking mentor over the last few months. I constructed all of the costume (armor, props, skirt, belt, and so on) aside from the corset. Having never made one this complex, Tom and I knocked out the corset over a very long day, with me playing assistant. His incredible skill with leather shines through in the shape and fit of it. Perfect. I then took the corset home detailed it with the eagle crest, rivets, and dirt/blood.
Here is shot #2 of Katie Cosplays as Black Cat at no place other than my storage shed.
This shot required me laying in the floor with my 35MM (MF) in order to grab the scene. Had lights on each side to balance the picture - had some help from a hanging bulb right above Katie's head to add to the yellowish atmosphere.
Which one of the two pictures of Katie is your favorite?
Read the full description of the shoot at my blog! [link]