If you and your significant other are huge fans of Diablo and you even met in-game, what would be better than a Diablo-themed pre-wedding photo shoot? Singaporean photographer Mezame Shashin-ka created a fantastic photo series that turned Alvin Lau and Alexis Loo into characters from Diablo III. It took some time and it was challenging. But thanks to imagination, creativity and effort – it turned out awesome!
I jumped at the chance and was thrilled to know that I would be using some of Broncolor’s latest tech – the Siros L system – a completely wireless battery-powered lighting solution for photography. You can even control the Siros L from your smart device if you download the Broncolor BronControl app for the iOS!
Storyboarding came next. I had to decide what concept to work on and settled on cosplay photography.
I gathered my team for this epic endeavour and got hold of Rainer Cosplay for an epic collaboration that saw us experimenting with water, smoke and fire.
Sometimes bringing a toy to life is just a matter of setting it in the right environment. For me this was the case when shooting Fate Zero’s Saber and her Motored Cuirassier. While this shot may seem fancy, it was actually taken in a corridor just outside my home. I did ran into some difficulties as I did not have anyone assisting me for the shoot but I did come up with some solutions that worked well in the end.
I did this shot as a single exposure, so all the effects were done in-camera. With a spray bottle.
Nothing like a good visit to the beach right? Some dips in the water, some laying in the sand and some visitors from planet Jakku. Wait what?
Singaporean photographer Mezame Shashin-ka used his time at the beach to recreate the desert planet Jakku. It really does not take much more than a good imagination, a strong vision and a clever edit.
To commemorate Back to the Future Day (21st October 2015), I decided to do a photoshoot of the Time Machine. (I just love movie themed shoots) This was shot on location on the top of a multi-storey car park in Woodlands, Singapore, with a 1/15th scale DeLorean Time Machine replica by Diamond Select. A little Photoshop work had to be done to exclude the table the DeLorean was placed on where some aspects of forced perspective techniques were applied.
Photographer Mezame Shashin-ka from Singapore loves shooting action figures and also loves shooting themed pre-weddings. So how could he say no to this opportunity of shooting a pre-wedding session based on Star Wars. The couple saw one of Mezame’s previous themed shoots and approached him with the idea.
Being a collector of action figures, Mezame came up with the idea of shooting the couple and some of the action figures and combining them in post. Results are epic.