Photographer Line-Up (2022)

Attendees to the Feb. 26th COSPLAY PHOTO mini-CON: Hair Of The Dragon #10 will have a chance to work with 21 skilled "Featured" & "Roaming" photographers:

FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHERS



Featured Photographer: Patrick Sun is just your convention-hall-roaming, friendly photographer who has become a staple in the Con scene with his skillful lens. He’s covered Dragon Con for over 20 years and has a life-long love for comics which also has him providing photo-coverage for Heroes Con in Charlotte, N.C. for over a decade. As cosplay has grown, Sun finds himself at more conventions & parties to capture the passion with which cosplayers put into their creations. Patrick is adored by cosplayers as his reputation with mastering low-light situations has made him infamous and admired within the cosplay community.
• INSTA: Instagram.com/patricksunphoto
• WEB: www.flickr.com/photos/PatCave

Featured Photographer: George Hunter of Rannulf Media has over two decades of location photography and over 5 years of experience in studio photography. He has been commissioned for multiple magazine covers and published multiple times in Cosplay Realm Magazine in addition to shooting both stills and video for a multi-Emmy winning production house, including behind the scenes for a Snapchat series.
• INSTA: www.instagram.com/rannulf.media
• WEB: www.images-by-george.com

Featured Photographer: Leigh Willis (aka Dr. LAW) is an Atlanta-based geek renaissance man. He is a published, PhD level Behavioral Scientist, Photographer, Podcaster, Gamer and Event Organizer.  In addition Leigh is an avid comic and Funko Pop collector, and prolific cosplay photographer who attends conventions throughout the US. He is the founder of Dr. LAW’s Photolab which specializes in cosplay photography and is an organizer/photographer of record for many cosplay photoshoots nationwide. Leigh is also is part of the “Stuff We Love, Stuff We Hate” Podcast which discusses video games, films, comics, technology and other aspects of geek/nerd culture. He frequently speaks at conferences on photography, using comics and games to promote health and a variety of fandoms.
• INSTA: instagram.com/DRLAWSPHOTOLAB/
• FACEBOOK: Dr. LAW's Photolab
• WEB: https://www.drlawsphotolab.com/



Featured Photographer: Kevin Mayfield (of Kevin Slayfield Photography) went to school for photography in the late 1990s during the film days and has been shooting on and off for the last 15 years. His areas of strength are off camera lighting and cinematic gel lighting, photographing hundreds of concerts and numerous weddings over the years. Kevin is also a member of the band The Casket Creatures, an Atlanta horror/rock band.
• INSTA: Instagram.com/slayfield_photography



Featured Photographer:
 Uzoma Enyinnah is an on location and studio, Atlanta-based photographer and videographer. Uzoma has been a professional multimedia creator for over 10 years and worked with a wide variety of clients from all walks of life. Uzoma has worked with professional models, professional athletes, various non-profit organizations around the community to the regular mom and dad who just want a lasting memory. In the video space, Uzoma has created promotional videos to bring attention to multiple brands, interviewed many people to enlighten others about various subjects, and maintained a highly entertaining YouTube channel along the way. In addition, he has worked on various social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, LinkedIN…) creating content for a vast group of people. He specializes in portrait, engagement, event, and family photography.
• INSTA: instagram.com/uzoma.photos
• WEB: www.uzomaphotos.com



Featured Photographer:
 A transplant from the Northwest, Chris (of Chris Wold Photo) is very excited to be in the South and able to share his creative skills with the Atlanta cosplay community. Shooting now for over 18 years, Chris has shot in a wide range of formats from automotive, product, and fashion.
• INSTA: instagram.com/ChrisWoldPhoto/
• FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/ChrisWoldPhoto/



Featured Photographers:
 Voyage Fine Art Photography is a husband-and-wife team (Richard and Jessica Hayes) of Professional Photographers specializing in Weddings, Fine Art Portraits, and Fantasy Based Portraiture, based in the North East Georgia area. They have over 20 years combined photography experience as well as being avid cosplayers themselves. This combination of skills give them an edge when it comes to photographing cosplayers. They treat others cosplays as if they were their own and look at every detail to ensure nothing is out of place.
• WEB: Voyagefineartphotography.com/
• INSTA: Instagram.com/voyagefineartphotography



Featured Photographer:
 Nikki Rau-Baker (aka Geek Behind The Lens Photography) is an Atlanta photographer who has lived on the East and West coasts, but has called Atlanta home for the last 20 years. She's been a little nerdy her whole life and loved the idea of being part of the geek community in a larger way, so in 2013 she started focusing on cosplay and convention photography. Since then, Nikki has been able to fuse her love of photography and geek culture, photographing events such as Dragon Con, Star Wars Celebration, C2E2, The Hobbit Oscar Party hosted by The One Ring.net, MomoCon, and Anime Weekend Atlanta.
• INSTA: Instagram.com/nikki_neko_desu
• FACEBOOK: Geek Behind The Lens Photography




Featured Photographer: Shea is a photographer from Atlanta who has sorely missed seeing cosplay over the past few years. She's looking forward to taking pictures of people's incredible costumes and hard work. In addition, we'd like to note that she received 1st place in the 2020 Zombie Pin-Up Contest, also produced by Markster Con.



Featured Photographer:
Tim Osier started professional photography in 2019 with the founding of New Georgian Studios LLC. Since then he's continued to expand his skills and offerings. Tim loves the creative side of photography shying away from classic genres such as weddings, instead focusing on jobs that include photoshop meshing or creative editing. The more challenging the project, the more unique it, is the more interested he is in it.
• INSTA: Instagram.com/newgeorgianstudios
• WEB: www.newgastudio.com



Featured Photographer: Ashley Rivers has been a cosplay photographer in the Atlanta area for nearly four years now. She is flexible between fantasy and realism as she focuses to bring others favorite fictional characters to life. Ashley is all inclusive for all individuals and loves to see her clients excited to portray their favorite characters and passion projects. Ashley got her start into cosplay before dabbling in photography so she knows the importance of a photographer who is willing to communicate and work on the client’s vision for the shoot! Ashley specializes in making sure her clients feel perfectly relaxed and safe while in that space. As a female photographer, her number one priority is providing a safe environment and encouraging while coaching her clients with posing.
• INSTA: Instagram.com/Ashleyriversphotography
• WEB: AshleyRiversPhotography.com


Featured Photographer: Kelsey Rheney has had a camera in her hand for as long as she can remember. Her late grandfather was a hobbyist photographer and passed along his passion to her at an early age with her first point and shoot camera. After his passing, Kelsey had saved up for her first DSLR camera, and pursued photography as a side hustle. A decade later and she has photographed numerous weddings, boudoir, families, graduates, and cosplayers. This would be her second Hair of the Dragon experience, and a pleasure to work with such talented cosplayers!
• INSTA: Instagram.com/kelseykirkphotoandmedia
• FB: Facebook.com/kelseyrheneyphotography




Featured Photographer: Grace of GraceMarie Photography's #1 priority is to recreate the image her clients have in their head. Grace loves art, but this art is more than just her; its an extension of both her and the person or people she's photographing. To ensure the best possible experience and images, she focuses on making clients comfortable and listening to all their suggestions and wants for their images.
• WEB: GraceMariePhotography.co
• INSTA: instagram.com/gracemariecosplay/




Featured Photographer: Jazzmin Wilson works as a fabricator by day and pin-up photographer by night. She started 10 years ago shooting creative and glamour portraits in studio and then she attended her first comic convention and got hooked. Jazzmin became a regular roaming photographer at SoCal conventions because she loves Cosplayers’ creativity and meeting new people. She mostly roams and gets nice shots, but when she finds someone (or someones) fun and inspiring, she’ll ask them if they’re interested in a mini shoot. Jazzmin is looking forward to HAIR OF THE DRAGON not only because she loves to see all of the cosplays, but she’d love to make new friends in Atlanta. She’s lived here just a little over a year so she’s ready to meet new, awesome creative people.
• WEB: www.JAWimagesphoto.com
• INSTA: Instagram.com/jaw_images




Featured Videographer: Jay of Jay Prescott Videography has 20+ years of video experience and is the official videographer for Netherworld Haunted House, the premier haunted house in the southeastern United States. He has created videos for events such as Dragon Con, Atlanta's Zombie Pub Crawl and Hair Of The Dragon and worked in collaboration with big names such as Diesel Filling Station, Markster Con Productions and Gorehound Productions. Jay has a special ability to recede into the background so that people can be themselves on camera. He has exceptional creativity and often finds innovative approaches to capture the most spell-binding images. Speaking to his versatility, Jay has been the videographer at a number of weddings, documenting the romantic, tender, and ethereal moments between bride and groom on their special day. In addition to video, he is well versed in website design, web marketing, YouTube, and social media. Using video, exquisite attention to detail, and commitment to a high quality product, Jay tells a story with powerful images and compelling music. He captures the moment and creates an audio-visual experience that captivates and enthralls or puts you on the edge of your seat.
• WEB: http://jayprescottvideo.com



ROAMING PHOTOGRAPHERS



Roaming Photographer: When he’s not buried within the daily grind that is the real world, Jeff James can be found taking many a picture at pop culture conventions and social events as an active pastime. Always interested in the camera, he took more of a professional turn to photography after attending his first Dragon Con back in 2010. Since then he has been increasingly more involved as a photographer at various gatherings around Atlanta with some of his photos receiving national attention, appearing online on several news and television websites and in a Marvel comic. He also sings a mean karaoke on the side and also has his own fan club.



Roaming Photographer: Danny Hunter got started in digital photography in 2008 when his step father gave him a digital camera for his birthday. The next month he went to his first Dragon Con where he fell in love with shooting cosplay. He has returned each year to Dragon Con and gained more experience in photography and is now a lead photographer for The Superhero Costuming Forum. He also shoots at other cons and costuming events around Atlanta. You might see him at these other conventions: Momo Con, Anime Weekend Atlanta, Walker Stalker Con, and the only convention he currently goes out of state for is Megacon in Orlando, Florida.
• FB: Facebook.com/dannyhunterphotographer9000



Roaming Photographer: Christopher Morton (of CM Photography) has been shooting off and on for over 30 years with various genres including fashion, events, cosplay, and portraits.
 INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/cmortonphoto/



Roaming Photographer: David Flores has been shooting photos at many different Georgia cons for many years. Over that time he has acquired the skills and knowledge from other photographers regarding how to take photos and where he should take them at. Everyone that has taken photos with David have been pleased with the work that he has presented.



Roaming Photographer:
Wes Carter is a local photographer who shoots varied types of venues including, but not limited to; DragonCon, ComicCon, Summerville RenFest, Conneaut DDay Event, Northeast Ohio Soap Box Derby, Sweat Mountain baseball and is a contributing photographer for the Gazzette Newspaper group. He is a sanctioned photographer for the Georgia Renaissance Festival, the Georgia Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce, the First Senior Center, the Conyer Cherry Blossom Festival and the Ashtabula County Fair.



Roaming Photographer:
Fenix D’Joan got into creating cosplay videos several years ago in Japan. After returning to the US she noticed that Black cosplayers were being omitted from con videos so she set out to change that. Her goal is to showcase how diverse our cosplay community is.
INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/fenixdjoan



Roaming Photographer: Jen Spiegel is a photographer who enjoys portraiture, cosplay and concert photography.
 INSTAGRAM: Instagram.com/Spiegsfoto/

YouTubers:
Rock and Sandi are YouTubers known as Adventures That Rock.  Using their passion for film, television, amusement parks, Disney and pop culture they bring a fresh look to their channel known as 'infotainment'. Rock has worked with Markster Con since Atlanta Zombie Crawl #4. Sandi started coming to Markster Con events and covering them beginning with her first Wizard Pub Crawl in 2019. They travel all across the States attending media events, attractions openings, filming locations and such.  They bring high energy, fun, and positivity across all their media outlets.