With nearly 150 people in attendance for year one, we are expecting more than 200 people for the second annual event and plan to expand on the photographers available.
At this time, the application to be a photographer at Project Cosplay 2017 is no longer open. There are a variety of factors that went into the approval decision, including projected attendance, timeliness of finished work, willingness to shoot openly for free all weekend, and the ability and want to shoot with all in attendance no matter style or type of costume.
Here are the eleven photographers for 2017:
Aeralixis Photography | Phoenix
“Professionally behind the lens for over 8 years, I strive to capture the magnificent in the everyday. The creativity and uniqueness of my work provides my models with timeless memories digitally and in print.”
Cocoreccho | Denver
“I’m Jesse Pulido, I produce stylized works within cosplay and pop-culture. These works encompassing photography and videography.“
GregRon Geeks | Colorado Springs
“GregRon Geeks is the alter-ego of GregRon Photography. Catering to Geeks through Photography, Movies, Comics and Pop Culture.”
Hidden Vision Photography | Denver
“Geoff is a photographer located in Denver. He specializes in cosplay photography, fashion photography, and practical effects. By using practical effects, he is able to bring the reality of the world the cosplayer presents and communicate their sense to the world.”
Julie Brokish, Cosplay Photographer | Denver
Julie is a geek who also happen to be a photographer. When she found out the two could be combined into one beautiful hobby it was a magical day. Known for portrait and wedding photography, finding Cosplay photography was like finding her home. Based outside of Boulder she likes game playing, science, and adventuring.
McCurdy Pix | Omaha
“My name is Logan McCurdy. I started McCurdy Pix because I wanted to take my life and my photography to the next level. With doing that I’ve expanded in so many ways and met so many people. Because of that, I’m loving the life I live!”
Nlightened Designs | Denver
“Nlightened Designs is a Denver base media company, working from photography, video to graphic Design. Esteban is the owner, and has been running Nlightened Designs for 10 years. Working with Multiple Cons, events, fashion shows, and night clubs. Esteban started getting into Cosplay photography in 2012 and has loved every moment of it. He is grateful that he is well known in the Cosplay community. ‘We love what we do, and our goal is to Nlightened the world of the arts’.”
Noah Smith Images | Kansas City
“Noah Smith is just an ordinary photographer living the KC style on the EAC of life. He’s been involved in the KC cosplay community for some time and is bringing his talents over to Denver for the event. He really enjoys working with cosplayers on capturing the character they are portraying and he’s just a fun dude.”
Sarah Marie Spectrum | Denver
“Sarah Marie Spectrum is a Denver-based wanderer with a passionate love of photography and cosplay. She blends these both together and is often found traveling the country to conventions, capturing America’s cosplay community.”
Sean Marquantte Photography | Denver
“I have enjoyed shooting several different events in the Denver area and looking to expand more into Cosplay!”
WeNeals Photography & Retouching | Denver
“I’ve been a cosplay photographer for about 6 years and a general photographer for about 8. I love cosplay, I love anime, and everything in between. I really gel with Nerds because they are right up my alley.”
By agreeing to attend the event, photographers understand they are not to charge for photo sessions at Project Cosplay. The event is created to promote community, create amazing content, and encourage the building of relationships that will lead to future opportunities for photographers. All photo sessions done at Project Cosplay should be properly watermarked and linked to be shared online.
If the cosplayer is interested in acquiring high resolution images for printing or other promotional purposes, the details of that arrangement will be worked out between the cosplayers and photographers without the involvement of Project Cosplay organizers.