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What is Bakephotogatari Photography?
Etymology: Bakemonogatari (lit. “ghost story”), the first in the Monogatari series of light novels
: A Los Angeles and Orange County based three-person team comprised of Seven Lines photographer, a graphic designer, and a coder with a passion for capturing cosplays and all things nerdy.
Etymology: cos(tume) + play, after Japanese kosupure short for kosuchūmupurē, borrowed from English costume + (role) play
: The activity or practice of dressing up as a character from a work of fiction (such as a comic book, video game, or television show)
Seven Lines Photographer
Assist / Graphic Designer / Marketing
Assist / Coder
In January 2015, Vincent and Bryan were hanging out at the latter’s RV. Vincent recently got his first camera, a Nikon D3300, and took photos of cosplayers at Anime Los Angeles. Surprised by the positive feedback he received, he decided to create a name for himself. Vincent and Bryan were watching Bakemonogatari as they discussed possible names. “What about Bakephotogatari?” And thus the name Bakephotogatari Photography was born. They enlisted Nicole, a fellow Cal Animage Epsilon club member, to create the logo based off of Bakemonogatari’s logo and business cards. From then on out, the three of them became a team focusing on cosplay photography on site at conventions as well as off-site on location.