Interview for March: Neil CreekMelbourne cosplay photographer Neil Creek is our fourth interviewee. His dA profile is ~neilcreek, and his photography was featured last February: http://melcospho.deviantart.com/art/Featured-photographer-for-February-Neil-Creek-282772293
Q: How did you get into cosplay photography?
Neil: Kind of by accident. I first attended Manifest in its second year, in 2001. I took along my brand new video camera, not knowing really what to expect but being dimly aware that there might be people dressed up. Two things were quickly obvious to me: cosplay and cosplayers were awesome, and I'd need a better camera. It wasn't till 2004 that I could shoot cosplay with my first DSLR that I became completely hooked.
Q: How have cosplay meets and conventions changed since 2001?
Neil: They have changed so much! Mostly to get much much bigger and much more involved. I commented to Hayden at MelCosPho 13 that there were more people there than at the first Manifest. Back then, t
UNDISCOVERED III + POINTS GIVEAWAYSome time ago I started making weekly features of the works that I've found in the undiscovered browse mode.... Then the things became a little bit complicated, I got a job as a roofer and had almost no free time which also meant no time for photos nor dA.More Like This
Now I'm trying as much as possible to keep having fun with my camera and be active here again since all of you are so wonderful. I will also try to continue making those features and highlight all of those great and underappreciated artists. In every feature I will try to make some points giveaway too, just to encourage you to be more supportive. Remember that it's not about the points but about appreciating the art and being as much human as possible. And what is more human than helping each other? So, take a look at these works, comment on them, fave them and help their artists grow! Fave this journal to spread the love and scroll sloooowly down to get to know more about this issue's giveaway
20% OFF and GiftsPrint store update for you guys:More Like This
My print cost is 20% off for a short amount of time (12$) (will end on 11th december).
You'll get my signed sexy Rui miniprint for FREE if you buy 2 big prints.
And if you buy 3 or more big prints in my store, you'll get my signed (and personalized - if you want) big cute Kuro Usagi 20x30cm print for FREE (it's not available in my shop so this is the only way to get this one right now ).
There are also 3 new prints available - check them out !
There's no delay because I restocked everything.
Feel free to take a look at www.kanacosplay.storenvy.com - I would be really glad to see you there
Kisses & Hugs
We got a P.O. Box!!Hey guys,More Like This
since people have been asking us quite often, we've finally gotten a p.o box!
We're really exited about this, and it would mean a lot to us if you'd send something.
A letter, drawing, anything to do with us really - maybe even a gift.
(be sure to label who each thing is for)
Please send to:
Po box ar852 Mitchell ACT 2911 Australia
If you're thinking of sending a gift, and don't know what kind of things to get, here are some ideas for each of us ~
Anime related things (Hitman Reborn, Kuroko no Basuke, Pokemon, Ouran Highschool Host Club)
Video Game related things (Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy, Legend of Zelda)
Anything Disney - especially Peter Pan
Adventure Time, Regular Show
Anime related things ( Shingeki no Kyojin, Future Diaries, RWBY, Code Geass)
Video Game related things (Kingdom Hearts, Lollipop Chainsaw, Counter Strike, Destroy All Humans)
Or anything else you think we'd like
COMMISSIONS OPENMore Like This
So the commission waiting list is officially moving again! We're working away at the list, and taking new ones at the same time C:
We also made a facebook page, where you can see more art, cosplay and works in progresses that arn't posted here on dA (:
Guzzardi on Facebook
Below is the updated commission price list
To make an order send us a note with the subject 'commission', and tell us what you'd like. You can include a little description of what exactly you want if you like and we can talk about it with you C:
Please note that your order may be declined if neither of us find it inspiring enough, but don't worry too much about this. We almost always say yes!
When your request is approved it will be added to the waiting list found at the end of this journal.
To see where your commission is at in the list have a look down below for your order. The progress
commission me please!!!!hey pals!!!! i am very poor and also can draw so how do those things intertwine well you could pay me to draw and then maybe i won't be poor anymore how about that. seriously though i am taking commissions and would love to draw for you allMore Like This
rather than type out a whole new commissions post please just go here http://hija-jiyangi.tumblr.com/dev-commissions
please though lmao i am really really poor!!!!!
PRE ORDER NOW OPEN!! Final Preorder DeadlineMore Like This
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CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE A COPY!
Edit 19/12/2013: Final preorder deadline has been decided as 25th December 2013
Here's the Facebook event so you can also keep track of it if you have Facebook; https://www.facebook.com/events/1377892789116059/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
Half the stock is almost gone! there's only a week left to guarantee a copy for yourself!
Edit 09/11/2013: SUPER IMPORTANT UPDATE!! Stephanie and i have been supaa busy lately so we've not had much time to finalize the book and send it to prin
::Monochrome passions pre-order closed::"Monochrome passions II" Artbook pre-order OPEN!More Like This
This artbook contains illustrations and stories by :iconsionra::iconkimir-ra:
A5 format, soft-cover, fullcolor
Language English (French and Russian translations files may be added by request)
This is 18+ Artbook
� Pre-order special price: 20 USD
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First 30 orders will receive dedication drawings+ postcards
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Artbooks will be shipped in November.
HOW TO ORDER:
Please send your order to siondarkness[at]gmail.com with the following information:
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September 2013let's keep this short and sweetMore Like This
because my brain wont allow much more than that today:
may have finally found a place for rent with my love in central calgary which means
i will be getting back into accessory making very soon which means new tails on the way.
only ten days until the edmonton expo! very excited to be releasing two calendars; one for cars and one of just rii~
after a quiet start to septemeber i have now booked up until the end of the month.
also as you can see i'm trying to get in touch with my inner geek and trying cosplay.
of course it may lean more to a more sexual tone..
by my choice of course.
"i do it for the boobs."
three new sets up now on zivity - http://www.zivity.com/users/LilMissPUKEfce
i have made a bunch of old images now available for print and download
as well as a lots of great new stuff on the way.
Beautiful Photography ++Think Photography is easy as a pie?More Like This
I'll tell you what. Photography is the sum of a good amount of virtues. It is talent and inspiration. Creativity and imagination. Commitment and devotion. Patience and attention. Skill and technique. Team spirit and concentration. Art knowledge and innovation. Also, it requires a whole lotta time. And the list may go further and further.
So before you start judging the others' works, think. Don't go throwing sour remarks. Try to be a little sweet and understanding. And if you don't have anything nice to say, just move on. Find what you like and let others do what they like.
To every photographer who recognizes the need of all above, and never stops learning in the pursuit of those virtues, don't forget to Always protect what is yours. And don't you let anyone underestimate you. For I'm sure you put your mind, and body, AND soul in every single photograph you take.
Interview for September: Lisa ShihMelbourne cosplay photographer *Blackcrane56 (Lisa Shih) is our second interviewee. She won the MelCosPho 7 photography competition.More Like This
Q: How did you get into cosplay and cosplay photography?
Lisa: I first discovered cosplay when I just started getting into anime in high school and came across it online. I was fascinated and would spend hours on Cosplay.com and deviantArt just looking up cosplays of all my favourite characters. 2008 saw my first official cosplay. I attended my first Manifest that year, cosplaying the 3rd Exorcist uniform version of Lavi from D.Gray Man. It was such a failure of a first cosplay; I didn't even have a wig on back then.
I didn't start getting serious about this photography hobby until late 2010. When my friends and I first started cosplaying, we didn't know anyone in the community really, and had only just started attending meets—late starters we were—so it became a habit of ours to just do shoots for each other. This is