There Was Ice (July 16)

There Was Ice (July 16)

It’s been a while since I’ve uploaded some photos! Here’s some pictures from this year’s venture down to the snow. There was not much snow, but there was a goat.

We also accidentally got adopted by a puppy, who followed us back to our cabin and would not leave us alone.

A bunch of these photos (a lot of the sunset ones and the goat) have just been edited with a new curve I made, which I’m really liking! I want to put some of my curves up somewhere, I just have to figure out where.

Anyways! If you like my photography, and want to see some of my process, I’m going to be putting some of that stuff on my Patreon over the next week. Plus, patrons get early previews of galleries. Woohoo!

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Creature (July ’15)

Creature (July ’15)

Costume & modelling by Static Cosplay.
Photography by me.

I adore Static’s costumes (and photography), so getting to shoot her was really cool. Bonus: the landscapes down near the snow are très gorg (and also freezing cold).

Pentax: July ’15

Pentax: July ’15

I recently unearthed my mum’s old Pentax K1000 with some help from my sister, and since I had some spare film laying around I decided to test it out.

We couldn’t get the battery slot open, so I had no light meter, and I wasn’t 100% sure I’d loaded the film properly (it’s been a while), and then I almost screwed up rewinding the film—on top of the film counter being broken. This was a lot of experimentation, and I was totally expecting to have a roll of basically nothing.

Most of this is from Thames and the Coromandel; a friend and I went for a walk up to the Waiomu kauri grove one morning while down visiting my family. There’s one tree there that’s absolutely massive, must be a few centuries old. We also just wandered around the town a little on the market day (I was trying to find the source of the sausage sizzle scent).

As for my normal DSLR baby, I’m going to be uploading photos from a cosplay shoot from a couple months ago (oops) with a cosplayer I adore later this week!

Hammygeddon ’15 Gallery

Hammygeddon ’15 Gallery

It’s Not the End of the World

It’s Not the End of the World

It’s been well over a month since the fact, but the biggest New Zealand Armageddon, Auckland Armageddon—aka Auckgeddon—has come and gone for the year. I meant to write this the week after the fact, time sure got away from me!

This year was just as busy as last—if not moreso—filled with truly lovely people and spectacular cosplay. Saturday was absolutely packed, it felt like being stuck in a can filled with sardines (note: I’ve never been stuck in a sardine can, but I imagine it’s smelly.)

My favourite part of the con, as always, was the cosplay. Every year, and I’m not exaggerating here, I get to the con and I say, “man, the cosplay community has really raised the bar this year.” Every year! And I’m never wrong when I say this.

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Actual photograph of the bar being raised

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Bare Arms-ageddon

Bare Arms-ageddon

Good news everyone! It’s 4 in the morn’ and I’m listening to a remix of Binary Sunset while a heater blasts my tired feet. I should be asleep, but instead I’m starting this post about the weekend just been.

Armageddon Expo, the big con of lil’ ol’ New Zealand, has just been. The second-to-last ‘geddon of the year is over, now leaving us with a con-less gap until late October. Boo! But the weekend has been utterly amazing, helped in large part by my wonderful friends, cosplayers and civilians alike.

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