I havent run through the entire FAQ from the Nana Philippines site, but since I did manage to get a free pass, I’m excited anyway. All I know is this was a J-rock-slash-cosplay event, and it looks very promising as an event shoot. But even before I got it the venue last Saturday, I was given this designation: official photographer for the international cosplay competition. Uhm, right. Good thing I know what cosplay meant.
I joke, I kid 🙂
This was a joyful, tension-free event, but of course thats coming from a spectator point-of-view. The bands played music that I probably need to get used to, since I’ve been covering events like this actively now, but special mention has to be given to 3 Day Trial, where Adi -my Flickr contact to the event- practically had the photographers go gaga taking photos. And yes, I’m unfamiliar with the genre, but their set was pop-rocky impressive.
And… thats it. Glad to meet new friends from the community (Adi of course, Cha), take photos with the Flickr people(Takejiro [my impromptu model!], Tirong, Angrylittleboy), and to immerse myself again into this wonderful youth subculture.