A small cosplay shoot at the San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival. I shot with film since that was the only camera I had on hand during the festival. We went in search of back alleys and small spaces to get close to the environment of the anime.

My Vision

I wanted to somewhat mimic the feel and tone of the source anime Gangsta. In the anime, there is a prevailing dark and drab tone. Since the cosplay didn’t have a lot of color, I felt that aΒ black and white lookΒ would give me the effect I was l looking to achieve. In fact, I wanted to take color out of the equation as it may be too distracting.