Last weekend was My second Comic Con event ever, Cardiff Film & Comic Con and it was amazing. I tell you why.
Last year I decided to dive deep into the world of cosplay and comic con as I went out with my backpack flash rig shooting cosplayers and celebrities. While I was in the event my focus turned from celebrities to these awesome people in costumes. You can read all about this story here:
So what was different this time?
EVERYTHING was different. After my first images of the comic con I started to get to know who these people were, what they do, how much effort they put into these costumes. They are like this one BIG family that just enjoys doing what they do. They promote each others work, do stuff together and are just awesome friends. My key into the circle was my images of them, a bit different from the usual stuff. And I was really happy providing these images for them.
I was really looking forward to this event and I decided that I will push myself even further with the images, taking a bit more gear with me this time. I found this quiet corner in the Cosplayers lounge, setup my flashes and started taking pictures again.
Two days straight, over 2000 pictures, over 200 different characters. Just amazing. And all this just as my own project and giving back to these guys that truly deserve all the attention possible. Without them these events would be basically nothing.
These guys are not anymore just faces with fancy dresses, they are Scott, Adam, Pete (classy proposal mate!), Bekah, Kristian, Bella, Kristen, JD, Carl, Caitlin, Kate .. .. they are my friends. And I will miss you guys when I leave back to Finland.
So this time in Cardiff Film & Comic Con it was all about them! Didn’t take any pictures of the celebrities. I just wanted to make as many people happy as possible. And I’m sure I did.
I did also my first cosplay myself: I went out taking pictures as Tony Stark 😀
So here are just a fraction of the best pictures of my friends! Amazing Family of CFCC 2015!
And couple of special retouches ..