Last year I made a visit to the US, and planned my trip to coincide with an anime convention, Otakon 2014 (http://www.otakon.com/). I’ve been to one other convention (UppCon, attended three times) in Sweden before, but that one shut down when it got too big for the staff to handle it. I’ve been missing walking around a convention, so visiting an American one while in the US seemed like a good idea.
On the stage tonight we have two idols from the 765 Production Studio!
I’ve been preparing these photos and holding on to them for far too long now. It’s not as a daunting live stage scene as I did with my brother back in the summer of 2013 but I did go to the lengths of buying and crafting props for these two new Idolm@ster figma, Hibiki and Chihaya.View post »
The Japanese seem to love making moe-characters out of anything, and so they did for the anime series Arpeggio of Blue Steel: Ars Nova where the hostile force has AI of their battleships recreated in physical form called Mental Models. Takao here is one of the first our protagonist happens to fight, and also the AI I come to like the most in the series. I didn’t exactly think that I needed to buy a figure of her, but seeing this one I spontaneously pre-ordered it even though I haven’t heard of the manufacturer Q Ques before.
I still have a few unboxed figures (and they keep piling up). So when I see an opportunity in the weather to make an interesting photoshoot I quickly scramble my camera and a new figure. The Mental Model Takao figure arrived recently and I figured the cloudy sky and windy ocean would make a fitting blue backdrop for her. So I took the car (first time for a figure photoshoot) and drove to the nearest beach.
It may not look like it, but it was just as windy as her hair is swaying. I had to hold her a few times to not fall over from the gusts.
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I’ve had a bunch of people ask me what camera I use and how I can get such clear and sharp photos. I didn’t choose my camera and equipment myself when I started out as I’ve mostly borrowed whatever my family already owned, but in hindsight, analyzing my style and what I like, I think the cameras has suited me very well. Let me show you what equipment I frequently use for my photoshoots and what I’ve recently bought!
One conversational topic that usually comes up in figure communities or other social places with figure collectors is where we store our figure boxes. After telling them about my wall of boxes in my bedroom most are rather interested in how it looks like, so I thought I’d share that here.