DragonCon 2017

DragonCon 2017, what a year…. what a crowd! Every year this convention grows. I feel like this was the number one complaint from everyone I talked to though, the crowds are insane. Atlanta isn’t a small town anyhow, but putting 90,000 people in a couple square blocks is a sight to see.  Granted the larger conventions are able to bring larger names, like Matt Smith (Dr Who), and Stan Lee (Marvel) just to name a couple.

None-the-less it was still a great time. I loved seeing all my friends, having the opportunity to hang out, and see/hear some amazing performances. Below is a preview of my 2017 convention. Click HERE for the full gallery. All images are free to use for non-commercial use with credit to chphotovideo.com.

Starting the gallery are a handful of backstage portraits with the wrestlers. Yes, wrestlers. DragonCon puts on a wrestling match (trained group of people) and they put on a great show! Since a couple other photographers from the crew were covering the matches, I figured I would take a different approach this year.
As usual, I always photograph the late night material, so I get to listen to some amazing musicians and dj’s. There was a proposal during the Triforce Quartet. Congrats Kevin! The group GLANK was something new, they were actually an amazing group of percussionists using all sorts of materials to create music. Also, a personal favorite was DJ Gilbert Carrizales who wrote a majority of his music just for this show. Great guy too. Check out his soundcloud HERE.

 

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DragonCon throwback

With DragonCon coming up this next week here in Atlanta, I’m getting hyped for another exciting year of media creation!! I’m going into it this year with a goal. Not just my typical event coverage but I have a plan for some posed images w/ strobes as well as some video content. I filmed/cut a highlight video back in 2012 and figure its about time to revamp my DC experience 🙂

In light of the upcoming con I wanted to share a handful of shots from past conventions. Of course every photo has a story to go with it. A couple of my fav’s are:
~The little boy with the Mythbusters has a sign that says “I want to be cremated with flamethrowers by Adam and Jamie!”. Another Mythbusters shot where Adam says “omg, you look more like me than I do”
~Ensign Kim (Garrett Wang) as a red-shirt holding a baby over head yelling “We sacrifice this baby to the Trekie gods!.. no no, I’m just kidding, we’re not sacrificing anyone. Here’s your baby back ma’m.”

 

 

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Atlanta Braves SunTrust Park

The new SunTrust Park aka home of the Atlanta Braves is a pretty amazing place.
I had the opportunity to cover a private event on the xfinity deck, which has a top notch view of the stadium. I even met Mr Reggie who was a model in a previous life 😉

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