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Oliver Le
United States
Enthusiastic amateur photographer, when im not shooting im driving and evolving my skills

Current Residence: Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
Favourite genre of music: Electronic
Favourite photographer: My Cousin 'Bee'
Favourite style of art: Photography
Operating System: Windows, Is there any other?
MP3 player of choice: Nokia
Favourite cartoon character: Takumi Fujiwara, Tatsumi Saiga
OK, so I just got off two Cons in as many weeks IkkiCon over New years and Anime Los Angeles the very next weekend. . . back-to-back Cons sounds like great enjoyable fun. . . but MAN is it tiring. . . photo workload increases, and it just piles up, and if there wasnt a month till Ushi COn Id be afraid of it endlessly snowballing :p

ANYWAYS. . . Ikki Con was amazing fun, I really enjoyed myself, even amongst the epic Failboat of organization. . . 80% of my pre-scheduled shoots had to be rescheduled or even canceled due to scheduling conflicts with the Con schedule, and I even made it a point to not schedule any shoots until after the thing had been released the week before. . . in any case I got to meet new people and become that much closer to others that Id met before

and as for ALA. . . well. . . it started slow as Ill admit I was a bit homesick, missing the familiar faces of home, but through the motivation of a special somebody I was able to get up and shoot away, and I walk away having met some AMAZING people, especially my new Photographer friends :D . . . speaking of photographers, that was part of the discouraging bit ,is there there are SOOOOOOO many out there as opposed to back here in Texas where I can pretty much count high-profile shooters in one hand (not quite that bad, but the basis of comparison is about accurate). . . it was to the point where I wrapped up a Sunday night shoot with 6, thats right SIX other photographers, sharing just ONE Cosplayer. . . you may think thats a recipe for disaster, but youd be surprised just how well most Cosplay photographers work with eachother. . . and I do mean most, but thats another story for another day

in any case after I catch up with this backlog Ill TRY my best to update this thing. . . especially after 2 K-on shoots, that really made me smile :D

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djkafkastudios Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thought I'd already watched you. Oh well, fixed now.
The-Prez Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Nice gallery! Found you from!
DrifterFreed Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
im the Lawrence from the spice and wolf pics you took they look awsome sir. ty for the pics
Shoji-Aoyama Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
ahh, youre very welcome. . . it was a pleasure working with yall, and nothing says great like a satisfied customer :p

unfortunately I dont update this account as much as Id like to, but thanks for watching, and youre more than welcome to stick around
MadisonAvenue7 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
Thank you for watching! :)
djkafkastudios Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You attending Ikkicon, by any chance?
Shoji-Aoyama Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
I am, Yes :D
djkafkastudios Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I as well. Maybe we'll run into each other.
Shoji-Aoyama Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
maybe so :D. . . im always happy to meet up and talk with fellow Cosplay Photographer types :D
shadow-user Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love your photos!!! I was looking through the forums on, saw your sig, and thought I'd ask some questions if that's okay! So far, I've only been to a convention once (A-Kon this past year) and now I'm trying to start on my very first cosplay for A-Kon 23! Also, because I guess I'm just a masochist like that lol, I want to try my hand at cosplay photography. Any tips or words of wisdom? Anything from the standpoint of "when taking pics do/don't do this..." or "when getting pics taken of you do/don't do this..."

Keep doing your awesome work and congrats on doing cosplay photography for over a year!
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