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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
Featured cosplayer for February: RinRin has cosplayed to eleven MelCosPho meets. Her dA profile is RinLouise.
Interview for December: Regan LauMelbourne cosplay photographer Regan Lau is our third interviewee. His dA profile is AlchemyAllStars, and his photography was featured last December: http://melcospho.deviantart.com/journal/Featured-photographer-for-December-Regan-Lau-271779994
Q: How did you get into cosplay photography?
Regan: I first I heard about Manifest from my high school anime club. The club first started that year as well, and I think it was the first high school club. I saw a few fantastic cosplays and photos and thought I would like to do something like that.
Gradually I spent more and more time with cosplay as more and more meetups and conventions were organised and became mainstream. I recall going to the first Madman National Cosplay Comp held at Sebel Albert Park in 2009, trying to take photos in low light with my old compact and realising that it wouldn't cut it, and I think that was one of the driving forces for me to upgrade. I had previously used a Konica Minolta film P&S, a Sony C
Featured photographer for November: Hayden PrattHayden currently runs the MelCosPho meets and was previously featured in January. His profile is yeshayden.
Featured photographer for October: Trung DoTrung won the MelCosPho 9 photography competition. His dA profile is Wolfenheim84.
Interview for September: Lisa ShihMelbourne cosplay photographer Blackcrane56 (Lisa Shih) is our second interviewee. She won the MelCosPho 7 photography competition.
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
Interview for August: Elias LopezMelbourne cosplay photographer Elias Lopez is our inaugral interviewee. His dA profile is elias-lopez, and his photography was featured in November: http://melcospho.deviantart.com/journal/Featured-photographer-for-November-Elias-Lopez-267639015
Q: How did you get into cosplay photography?
Elias: I've been an anime fan for quite a while, even before I knew it was anime. I used to watch Astro Boy in the early 80s as a kid. I'd been taking photos for only about a year before really getting into it, and it was always hard to get friends and family to sit for photos. I had always wanted to go to one of those convention things, and I figured maybe people wouldn't mind if I took photos since they are in costume. I was that much of a noob.
I went to a cosplay meet or two, and when Neil ran the 2009 Manifest "studio" and needed a helping hand, I put my hand up. This was in the traders' hall, where cosplayers could book a timeslot to get photo
Featured cosplayer for July: JodieJodie has cosplayed to seven MelCosPho meets and was featured for her photography in March. Her dA profiles are unikorn and PrincessUniKoRn.
My Neighbor TotoroCome out, come out, where ever you are!
Cat Bus stop by AndyPritchard
Totoro by lires
Totoro by sxan
Totoro by nakuruaki
Totoro Transportation: Catbus by KrisCynical
Totoro and Friends by DanielaUhlig
Mei chan is with mushrooms by cuongdao
Ride with Hayao Miyazaki - not finished yet by Duhokama
Totoro by jorgecarrero
Totoro by Helbetico
Totoro by randyblinkaddicter
My Neighbor Totoro was released on April 16, 1988.
Maddie II by analogphoto Alina by apalkin
Dark Lace by Dapicture And then the silence surrounds you by monislawa salacia by alexandrea-j
Eriger des murs by Feebrile Shadow and Light by SheWalksInSilence Dark side by bubastis2
Elgol Beach...isle Of Skye 2 by denis2 Highlands-17 by Kaarmen Loch Cill Chriosd by denis2
Ternate III by Chaerul-Umam .LS. by dasTOK Highlands-19 by Kaarmen
Dalmatian Mountains, Study 6 by kapanaga Dance of the dead by freMDartet Highlands-16 by Kaarmen
Handfast Point by AntonioGouveia Baltic Sea, Study 9 by kapanaga Lands and Waters XIV by sleephead
Light Scene by AntonioGouveia Shipwreck by AntonioGouveia lighthouse II by lostknightkg
Black Pier by ucilito Yesterday is blowing back by invisigoth88 Taraje by Hengki24
Enchanted Tree by AlexandruCrisan Pentre Ifan, Study #1 by Eukendei Where We Used To Meet by CrazyGirL44
Winter Tower by Metal-Bender one by Buntcone Back to the Roots by AndrewShoemaker
My Personal Autumn 06 by HorstSchmier Out Of Order by vamosver nawak 74 by virtualgadjo
Kula by slatkatajna _________ by windrides Chez Salah by roon1305
10 by freMDartet joy of life by BelcyrPiotr Vienna Staircase 13 by Nightline
You and IArtwork by agnes-cecile
I figured it out from black and white.
Seconds and hours.
Maybe they had to take some time.
I know how it goes from wrong and right.
Silence and sound.
Did they ever hold each other tight
Did they ever fight
We can make it 'til the end.
Nothing can come between
Not even the Gods above
Can separate the two of us.
I figured it out.
Saw the mistakes of up and down.
Meet in the middle.
There's always room for common ground.
I see what it's like for day and night.
this thing called art is really dangerous by agnes-cecile
'Cause they see things in a different light
But they never tried
Monthly theme: Monochrome:iconsoftness-art:
Nymph by EmmatyanLera by Zhivago86
Hot ice by pqphotographyThe Fire of Love. by dragonfly-oliautumn impressions4 by agatafotografia
Dancing in the Rain by alexgphotoReady to attack by Reasondinn
I want orange leaves by TwiggyTeeluckVolcano by Thinking-SilenceDancing Over The Turnips by Nitrok
Natural Gold by SetsiAngelSailorMarigold Days by arefin03
Tangerine candied fruit 1 by Morgaer
Nintendo Characters Reimagined Through Figurines
Donald Kennedy of Kody Koala is an artist based in El Paso, Texas. He has been creating custom toys and figures for almost 7 years. Below are some of his creations.
"I came in like a chain chomp!"
Zombie Luigi vs Mario by kodykoaalPrincess Peach Zombie by kodykoaal
Princess Peach's Lair by kodykoaalZombie Hunter Toadette Figure by kodykoaal
Zombie Gameboy Color by kodykoaal
Kodykoala's Kirby Eats Mario by kodykoaal
Mario Christmas Tree Figure by kodykoaalToad House Christmas Figure by kodykoaal
Bowser's Battle Suit by kodykoaal
Super Mario's Gun by kodykoaal
Cyborg Donkey Kong by kodykoaal
Rockem Sockem Robots Megaman Edition by kodykoaal
Traditional Discoveries #2Welcome to another installment of Traditional Discoveries. This feature is People created with all types of traditional mediums. Enjoy the show and show some love to these artists.
Copy of Georges de La Tour's Joseph the Carpenter by Jagroar Untitled by 1Creep The Encounter by elftantra Two Doves by Protoguy Punk Rocker. by StephenMerrigan Donwton Abbey - Violet Grantham by Stanbos Jeru The Damaja by pErs Narkotikum by yantotzkie Ellie by RhynWilliams Hero's by candysamuels EXCLUSIVE -KELLY EDEN- by marilisaargentieri Floating dream_LAKA Project by khanglex Death and Rebirth by KlarEm Place for me by sannchen broken by sannchen Overreaction by MisterDoyle Falling In Love by annakoutsidou I need protection by KlarEm Keeper of Secrets by plantiebee No code by danilomartinis Only a little bird by STelari Padma by Lasarasu Cia You, Papa by FrankGo Mad Queen Alice by EnysGuerrero Rowan (Painting) by MichaelShapcott Magical steam girl. ACEO by EnysGuerrero Medea by Rezurekted Burn to the very bone by STelari Pearl Rehabilitative Colony by alexandramanukyan Rebeca (How to disappear completely) by Marie-Esther stained-glass window by queerartist 'Harvest' by Christopher Lovell Art by Lovell-Art Angel by Razor-Sensei newspaper girl by glenox66 les fantomes des patients by glenox66 Cabarita Cove..90cmx70cm.jpg2.jpg2222222222222 by glenox66 The Bard's Tale and Her Empty Grass Land by somuchkittypity
Suggested by Sserenita
Suggested by homunculus888
Octopus by cold-in-the-northHanging Figures, three piece by cold-in-the-north
Music and Life
What You Looking At? by PatrickMonnier Where Babies Come From by Trippy4U
3+1 by cahilus
Loneliness by endegor Elena by AnnShakti
*** by stringoiu
Paris un tango by endegor C My Friends by vodj
Little rain by Vitaloverdose
Krakow by adamus-hubert Dark Waters by CrinaPrida
Battle by xbastex
It's A Long Walk To Freedom by DpressedSoul
Mary Cassatt"In art, what we want is the certainty that one spark of original genius shall not be extinguished."
Portrait of the Artist c. 1878
Mary Cassatt was born in Allegheny City (now part of Pittsburgh), Pennslyvania, USA on May 23, 1844. Her family was upper-middle-class, giving Mary the ability to travel Europe and later attend art school. Her schooling at the Pennslyvania Academy of Fine Arts lead her to believe one of the best ways she could learn was to copy the old masters.
The Mandolin Player c. 1872
In 1866, Mary finally got the opportunity to study abroad, but even then the prestigious Ecole des Beaux-Arts would not accept female students. Cassatt was also let down by the Salon and the conservatism of the Paris art world in general. After spending time studying and refining her techniques throughout the rest of Europe, Cassatt returned to Paris once aga
SweepAs soon as he stepped into the open field, he slung the minesweeper from his shoulder and pointed its nose to the ground. It was old, worn and heavy, and old and rough, calloused and breaking, and old. The metal between his hands was cold and chilled his fingers. If he was not careful he could step on the very mines he was trying to find. They would have to pick up the pieces of his body and to send the tags home where his wife would cry and hold his son and daughter close with nothing to show them of their father but a piece of metal engraved with "Ajeet Singh".
One sweep, than another.
This war had taught him to never trust open spaces. Open spaces were where the mines were planted, where Prets lay in wait. France was green and damp just like the uniform he wore. It had been days since he was separated from his unit, and now the Allies were breathing on his neck, searching for POW’s, searching for the enemy of which he was one. &
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