Dallas Nagata White – 1
I am hopeless geek who was born and raised on the island of Maui, Hawaii. Most of my early years were spent gallivanting around the slopes of Haleakala volcano and endlessly doodling in my notebooks. I was one of three friends who were the first people on Maui to dress up for a midnight movie premiere, which was Star Wars: Attack of the Clones in 2002! I’ve cosplayed sporadically over the years afterward, mostly photographing other cosplayers for fun while also working full-time as a commercial lifestyle photographer. It wasn’t until 2015 that I began to seriously fall in love with cosplay again, and since then my home office has been overflowing with fabric, and almost all of my photoshoots I do are of cosplayers! I am currently back in school for fashion design, with aspirations to eventually have my own geek fashion label. Currently, I live on Oahu with my husband Ed and our dog Kodachrome, shooting a little bit of everything—landscapes, fashion, portraits, editorials, cosplay, and travel photography whenever possible. When I don’t have a camera in my hands, I enjoy sewing, painting, writing, playing video games, speculating, and having grand adventures that involve things like lava, high places, and other things my mother is not too thrilled about.
featured image: cosplayers @stellachuuuuu
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