In Brussels there was a fair this weekend. Called “Made in Asia”, a big fair all about games, cose play, manga , Kpop and many more popular subcultures from Asia. For me a change to practice some portraits inside and without flash.
Went looking between my lenses and the most suited one I have for this type is the XF60mm f2.4 macro lens, that doubles as a very decent portrait lens.
The people who came dressed up were more than willing to pose for the camera. All kinds of styles and heroes were there, some almost like proffesionals, some just put on a cheap wig.
What surprised me was the most were girls and woman, it was hard to find a man that was a bit decent dressed up.
This was one of the better ones.
I believe she was dressed up as the queen of harts
It was good fun, but in the afternoon it was getting very busy and it felt not safe, covid is still around. So I went home with some good photos in the camera. I saw some proffesional photographers busy there, they were wielding some other weapons than my small Fuji.
Love these! The colors are superb so your little lens is a hero. Really intersting concept as far as having an “Asian made” dressup/festival.
It is really popular with many. I am a fan, still know when the first manga cartoons came on the tele here. I think I was about 10y old. Man that was different, we had Tom and Jerry. Than came Sailor moon and all the heroes. The lens worked great.
Wow what a wild festival, were they from an animated series or just a festival love the costume in image #7 All the captures were cool thanks for sharing Peter
Both, some came as their favourite hero and others went for a certain style. Some just for the fun . Also there was gaming and foodbars and many things more
Wow that would be fun to see live, thanks for inviting me in photos
Cosplay IS a great place to do spontaneous portrait shooting /street!! The players pose easily and one can shoot their photos without fear!! Love this series very much, Peter. Great shots!!
Thanks, I am always happy to send them a copy if they want