From Abbey’s first photo shoot with Dim Horizon Studio, this is the second set of images from an exciting afternoon at Sloss Furnaces Historical Landmark in Birmingham, Alabama.
I’ve often say that any costume project of mine isn’t really complete until the folks at Dim Horizon Studios turn their lens toward it. It’s a true thing.
I’m always excited by their interest in these costume projects, thrilled with their keen eye for outstanding settings and – after years of working with them – deeply grateful for the close personal friendship that emerged from our mutual professional interests. I’m especially glad when they have client bookings in my city – because these occasions bring us together for gaming, goofing off, good times… and sometimes a photoshoot!
These are the first official images of the Stained Glass “Abbey” project as captured and crafted by Dim Horizon Studio at Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham, Alabama. (this is the first half of the images from the shoot – the second set will follow in the next post.)
And the costume is now complete. 😀
I had the distinct pleasure of being interviewed by Glomp Magazine in late 2014. I always appreciate the opportunity to answer questions that also give me the chance to peel back some layers on why this hobby has such a magnificent hold on me. They also selected for inclusion some of my absolute favorite images, include one from my very first ‘real’ photo shoot.
Here’s a link to the full article: GLOMP Magazine: Interview with Paige Gardner of CostumeArt
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I had the extreme good fortune to meet photographer John Spectre while I was at at Gaslight Fantasia in South Carolina. He was attending the event and capturing photos of some of the participants. I was flattered when he expressed interest in photographing the Abbey costume there at the hotel. We found a cool mosaic alcove at the host hotel and John took the needed time to set up some really cool shots. Here’s some of the images from that day.
We got the chance to meet again at AnachroCon some months later where he brought a ring flash and more cool camera equipment along. These “dark” images of Abbey (below) reveal SO MUCH more of the costume’s detail! John’s crafting of these images just leaves me floored.
John has since gone on to craft some of the most amazing cosplay photography I’ve seen in a while through his COTC Photography venture. I’m just one of his grateful photography subjects – his portfolio is exploding! If you’d like to see more, you can find John’s photography through his Facebook page, COTC Photography. Recommended viewing!
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