|Compilation of photography (mostly cosplay) that hopefully one day will be cotributed to a bigger project!|
Ao Oni is a Japanese Survival Horror game with RPG and Puzzle elements.
The Main character, Hiroshi, and his three other friends, Takuro, Takeshi and Mika, decided to visit an abandoned mansion on the outskirts of a town in Japan, that is rumoured to be haunted by a creature, the Ao Oni. The Ao Oni (Blue Demon) is an enigmatic creature that lives in the abandoned mansion. It is known to feed upon people and shapeshift.
This was the first time I've had the opportunity for a personal photo shoot in 2013, and as I've been working with newer clients as a Retoucher and Assistant. The time away has given me the chance to apply new techniques to workflow faster and play with new ideas.
I had been invited by Silver Harmony to the photoshoot for that day. I had previously met alot of them either through conventions, or other shoots. A few others I had only known online, or by reputation (like Isaac Leung and Liam) until that day.
Although the location we discussed was not available to us that day, we did make do.
For Sally and Silver Harmony, this shoot was a dream come to fruition as she had been a fan of this game for a long time.
Steven Pham had done an amazing job with his paper mache Oni head and his spandex. It was warm that day, so there was no surprise he ran to the closest water source around each shoot! As for Ailee, it came to no surprise as she strutted her stuff in Sailer Fuku outfit through the Sydney CBD!
My intention in the retouching process was to recreate the eerie Japanese horror atmosphere that I have seen in the Eko Eko Azarak films and Fatal Frame games, yet keeping the mood fun. While I did lightly refer to artworks, I decided to venture off with my creative juices while attempting to recreate the atmosphere of the game.
Hiroshi - Sally Lao
Takuro - Silver Earmony
Takeshi - Ben Corby
Mika - Ailee Webb
Ao Oni - Steve Duy Pham
Liam Okeefe, Collin Kerr, Isaac Leung
Gigi Kun, Anita Lun
To view more photos from this shoot, please visit the gallery here
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