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I was one of those people who were afraid to dream big.
I am sure this is a feeling that my fellow readers share with from time to time (if not all the time). Born in a small town in a developing country did funny things to my confidence and self esteem when I was growing up. It seems that life conveniently places roadblocks and detours along the path of my dreams. When I was a toddler, I wanted to be a fighter jet pilot. Only to realise that we don't even make our own airplanes! When I was in high school, I like to doodle and draw comics on the pages of my notebooks. Fellow students love them till my home room teacher found out about my secret doodling time one day. He tore up my book in front of everyone and that killed my comic artist dream instantly. Despite that, my dream to be a creative was too big to ignore and I insisted on doing arts and design after I graduated. Even then, the product of my upbringing still defeats me every now and then. Whenever I see great works by fellow
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I haven't journaled in a while, but welcome to all my new watchers and everyone who's come by to browse in the past couple of months :) A lot has happened! Most notably, the fundraising goal for my second book fundraiser was reached and blown past by over $600!! Thanks to everyone who donated. I've added a couple of western cons to the convention schedule and there will be cosplayers from North and South Dakota, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and more included in the book!

This week, I was lucky enough for my work to be noticed by the gaming website Polygon, who profiled me for their "Human Angle" series. I talk to reporter Alexa Ray Corriea about gaming, the cosplay community, my photography, and most importantly, my cosplay photobook.

-> You can check out the article and video here.

Here are my upcoming conventions for the next two months!

:bulletred: Anime Central, Chicago, IL
:bulletred: Anime Boston, Boston, MA
:bulletred: AniMegaCon, Las Vegas, NV
:bulletred: SoDakCon, Rapid City, SD

If you are interested in supporting the book, you can always head to my store and grab a wall poster! Half of the proceeds are donated to the Boys and Girls Club of America, the other half goes towards book printing.

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diamondcrevasse
gerodere
Artist | Professional | Photography
United States
I take pictures :heart:

I specialize in cosplay photography and stage photography with a focus on taiko (Japanese drumming). This may seem like an odd combination, but it works for me and I love doing it. XD I shoot with Canon; my main camera is a Canon 1D Mark III and my second camera is a Canon Rebel T2i.

I am currently working on publishing a photobook on cosplay in the United States. If you're interested in being part of the project, I invite you to learn more on the official page. www.breakingalltherules.net or visit the Facebook page www.facebook.com/BreakingAllTh…

See below for a schedule of where I'll be in the next few months and maybe we can work together!

Visit gerodere.deviantart.com for my cosplay props and more photos of my own costumes :D

Current Residence: Boston
Photographers who inspire me: Joey L, Laurence Kim, Miss Aniela, Amanda Irwin, Benny Lee, Neil van Niekerk, Stephen Tang, Abbot W., Nuby deLeon

:bulletyellow::bulletyellow::bulletyellow:EVENTS FOR 2013:bulletyellow::bulletyellow::bulletyellow:
Katsucon: National Harbor, MD February 15th-17th, 2013
Anime Matsuri: Houston, TX March 29-31, 2013
Anime Detour: Bloomington, MN April 19-21, 2013
Anime Central: Chicago, IL May 17-19, 2013
Anime Boston: Boston, MA May 24-26, 2013
AniMegaCon: Las Vegas, NV June 14-16, 2013
SoDakCon: Rapid City, SD June 21-23, 2013
Anime Expo: Los Angeles, CA July 4-7, 2013
Anime Iowa: Coralville, IA July 26-28, 2013
MetroCon: Tampa, FL July 26-28, 2013
Dragon*Con: Atlanta, GA August 30-September 2, 2013
Anime USA: Washington, DC September 13-15, 2013

:bulletblue: Visit the official site for my cosplay photobook: BREAKING ALL THE RULES: COSPLAY AND THE ART OF SELF-EXPRESSION:bulletblue:

Follow me on Facebook! www.facebook.com/Breakingallth…
And my personal Facebook page: www.facebook.com/gerodere
Flickr: www.flickr.com/photos/diamondc…
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Cosplaywithclass Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014
Just read your story on Polygon and loved it! A good friend of mine is a prop-maker for cosplay as well, so it was great to read about someone else with a real talent for making cool stuff :)
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Rosshiro Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
...hi...
...was over at The Verge Gaming...
...saw your video,read your story...
...it just made me feel good, so I thought I drop by...
...just to say hi, and thank you...
...so, "Hi!"..."Thank You"...
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diamondcrevasse Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank YOU!!! I'm really glad you liked the piece <3 the guys at Polygon did a great job.
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Rosshiro Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
You're more than welcome...Indeed they did...
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Hello-Yuki Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Student Photographer
Glad I found you frough that Polygon feature. Now if you don't mind, I'm going to stalk you everywhere xD
You're amazing, just saying <3
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diamondcrevasse Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Professional Photographer
lol thanks!
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AndyWana Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the deviantwatch! ^_^
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diamondcrevasse Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
No prob! Found you through Beethy - fantastic stuff!
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Firewolf77 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
BTW, I tagged you in the pics I used from the Otakon photo shoot! I didn't know you had a different dV! XD
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diamondcrevasse Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Photographer
heeeeeeee yeah I have this one for my photoz XDDD You can tag either dA, I don't mind!
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