Few photographers in Taiwan can resist the call of the cosplayer: that aficionado of the fantastic who dons eye-catching costumes and draws cameras. The events at which the cosplayer appears are some of the most lively gatherings in pop culture. In Taiwan these events provide a perfect opportunity to get better acquainted with your community and your camera. When that professional model or friend has a full calendar, count on the cosplayer to ride to your rescue, plastic lasergun drawn and turquoise hair streaming.
Watch this post for a discussion, revised from an earlier feature, about cosplay and photography. We’ll get a sense of the phenomenon, then talk about making pictures.
See you soon.