Evan Chen – 1
Evan Chen Photography
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Hi all! I’m Evan, and I’m a cosplay photographer based out of Vancouver, Canada. I’ve always had an interest in photography as a hobby, and in 2015 this hobby intersected with local cosplay conventions being held on my university campus. Since then, I have had the privilege to work with a diverse range of talents spanning cosplayers, photographers, and artists, and love the teamwork and community that cosplay builds.
It’s important to keep in mind cosplay photography is more than just snapping photos at cons; it is the celebration and personal expression of the things we love! I’ve made it one of my personal goals to spread this idea, through teaching photography, helping with cosplayers’ artistic visions, hosting panels and meetup events at conventions, and more! Locally, I work with a team that shares and promotes cosplay culture (facebook.com/groups/CosplayConnect), a movement that has really helped grow our community to be more open and inviting. In the past year I’ve had the opportunity to visit international conventions and see how the culture has evolved throughout the world,
This is a great space to be both working and having fun in, and I look forward to meeting everyone I’ve yet to meet, combining forces with all you creatives to create something new, amazing, and… heroic.
featured image: cosplayers @Chibico
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