Sunday, November 25, 2012

NYCC: Tera Patrick and Adrianne Curry

We had the opportunity to shoot and interview both Tera Patrick and Adrianne Curry at New York Comic Con 2012. Both interviews turned out to be a fun experience, and we had a blast conducting them. Courtesy of the "World From the Master" blog, I am re-posting the interviews I filmed, along with several of photographs I shot. Special Thanks to Master Gio for letting me be a part of this!

Tera Patrick @NYCC

Tera Patrick @NYCC

Tera Patrick @NYCC

NYCC Adrianne Curry

NYCC Adrianne Curry

Friday, November 16, 2012


Now available for viewing online, it's the Guts Guts Guts Guts produced short film of Clipped, which I was involved in. It was Nominated for best editing by Project Twenty1.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

2012 New York Comic Con Cosplay Photos

99% of the photos I took at 2012 NYCC are now available for viewing on Flickr. My cosplay photos can be seen at the following link:

And My Toy Photos can be seen here:

If you're the subject of one of my photos and like it, drop me a line and I'll gladly send you the high resolution file. So many cosplayers comment on my photos, and yet I can't find a a way to contact them back and send the photos. For example, the woman who was dressed as Tron last year at NYCC. She said I took the best photo of her because it was early on and her cosplay was completely intact. I found her tumblr, but it had no contact info on it. If you read this, e-mail me and I'll send you the photo!

If you really like photography and design work featured on this website, feel free to follow me on Twitter @NegativePop, and on Facebook at

And on a final note, I've been contributing my photography and video expertise to the "Words From the Master" blog. I've known Gio for a very long time, and I'm excited to be teaming up with him and BAS Design on a lot of projects of late, so make sure to follow his awesome blog!

Since my mom's passing, I've been inspired to write a lot more, take more photographs, and focus on the things I enjoy most in life. I hope I can continue to capitalize on this momentum. I have a lot of fun projects planned in the future, so continue to watch this space!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

My Final thoughts on 2012 New York Comic Con

New York Comic Con 2012 
While this year's New York Comic Con (NYCC) wasn't exactly a pleasant experience for me, mainly due to the family emergency that took center stage that weekend, the overall experience I had during my limited time there proved to be greatly improved from the year prior. The organizers at NYCC corrected several of the previous year's issues that everyone griped over. While there's still enough to complain about, a lot of the lingering issues can be attributed to the Javits Center itself and not NYCC. Here is a list of what I felt the organizers of Comic Con did right.

    New York Comic Con 2012
  • Tighter Security and Better Ticket Collection: Security was strict with both ticket and non-ticket holders this year. If you didn't have a badge, there was no way for you to gain entry. Too many non-ticket holders were able to loiter around in the entry halls of the Javits Center last year. Badges were not inspected until you walked up to the main exhibition hall. This played a big hand in keeping rift raft and freeloaders away. While I could care less if someone is sneaking into the place, it is a slap in the face to the people who went out of their way and spent top dollar to buy a ticket, or wasted hours filling out a press application.

  • More Coat Check Options: The Javits Center opened up a few more coat check areas this year. This made it extremely easy to get in and out as quick as possible. However, the main coat check across from Starbucks still had a long wait since many people were unaware that there was more than one coat check.  

  • The Banning of Rolling Suitcases and Strollers: I can't even begin to count the number of times I almost killed myself last year by tripping over someone's rolling suitcase, or how many babies were almost crushed to death as I tripped over the wheels of their strollers. Let's face it, every die hard fanboy loves to bring a suitcase full of comic so that they can get every issue they owned signed by their favorite creator. It makes sense since NYCC may be the only opportunity they have to meet their all-time favorite creator, but not in near-fire-hazard conditions. On the most attended day of the convention, Saturday, thousands of people are crammed shoulder-to-shoulder in the exhibit halls of the Javits Center. There's no room to be dodging suitcases and strollers in that environment.

  • The Relocation of Artist Alley: NYCC made better use of the Javits Center's space. Moving Artist Alley to Javits Center North was a great idea. Sure, it took a while for people to realize where exactly Artist Alley was located, but once they did, business began booming. Last year, the North Hall was used primarily as a lounge and partial celebrity autograph area. It was virtually empty at times, and a complete waste of space

  • Phone Charging Stations: The Javits Center is known for having the worse phone reception in all of New York City. Phone batteries die quickly when trying to find a non-existing signal. Luckily everyone was able to recharge their phones while sitting down and recharging themselves and several of the Davinci's Demons sponsored charging stations. The sponsor also sprung for 4 hours of free wifi service within the walls of Artist Alley. If there's one major gripe everyone has, it's that attendees and exhibitors alike need to pay an overpriced fee for wifi at the Expo Center. How can you not allow free wifi access to anyone conducting business inside the  Javits Center!? 

New York Comic Con 2012 While many people still have their gripes towards comic con and how it was being run, the 2012 experience was vastly improved. A few tweaks by NYCC organizers went a long way in making the con a lot more pleasant. Let's hope they continue to strive towards an even greater fan friendly experience, while continuing to address some of the other lingering annoying issues. With the NYCC 2012 behind us, I'm greatly looking forward to next year's event. Let the countdown begin!