Black Panther fan going forward – cosplay composite art

So not being a Marvel boy for so long, there is so much about these popular characters that I know nothing about. When Black Panther debuted I didn’t see it in theaters, I didn’t go as I had done with nearly every other Marvel film to date. I eventually saw the movie when it came to Netflix and after that viewing, I immediately regretted not sharing in this story in the theater. I fell in love with this character, the story of the people of Wakanda and suffice to say that T’Challa has become my favorite Marvel character to date (Captain Marvel will probably give him a run for this fan boy’s money.) Early in the film, T’Challa has a rather significant emotional moment, that captured my fandom completely.
 
My father passed away in May of 2018 after a long battle with cancer. He was so very much a center point to my world and for the longest time in my youth, I could not imagine a world with out him in it. As the final years of his life progressed, it became apparent to me that his time was coming to an end. Many conversations with him throughout the years, signaled this event for my conscious mind and I began to realize that I he had been preparing me for the day when he would leave. Hours after he was gone, I began to push my emotions into a little box, so that I could process the world and move forward.
 
So when T’Challa visits the Ancestral Plane for the first time and communes with the spirit of his father, King T’Chaka, I took a deep breath and prepared myself for a highly charged moment.
 
T’Challa: “I am not ready to be with out you.”
 
T’Chaka: “A man who has not prepared his children for his own death, has failed as a father. Have I ever failed you?”
 
The lid of my grief, went flying off. In a good way 🙂 Because I knew that my father had indeed not failed me and I had not failed myself. In that moment, I identified so much with T’Challa and as his story continued throughout the film, I knew this was a hero that I wanted to be more like.
 
When I created this piece, I wanted to touch on that moment in the film. The colors, the landscape and of course the ever present watchful eyes of those that have gone before us.
 
It was a pleasure working with Converse Ninja on this shoot, as a part of the birthday/cosplay celebration in honor of Tony Julius and Comicare. We had a great conversation and I hope to be able to create with him again! Special thanks to Parkwood Studios for hosting this amazing evening of art and creativity!


 
Photography and Photoshop art: Reality Reimagined
 
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Birthday party cosplay – UNITE!

This past Saturday I attended a very unique birthday party celebration for one of the most genuine, kind and wonderful souls I’ve encountered in my travels: Tony Julius. When I first began researching cosplay photography long ago, his amazing artistry was the inspiration to push forward with Reality Reimagined. Once I moved to Arizona, he become a friend and I am thankful to know him.
 
He invited the cosplay community to attend the party and invited a few photographers to be on hand to create art throughout the evening. Also in attendance were the amazing folks behind Comicare, an organization that delivers hundreds of comic books to children who are facing tough battles in hospitals around the state. Donations were made through out the evening to help them continue their cause and it was such an inspiring night of art and community. Special thanks to the folks at Parkwood Photography Studios for hosting this event!
This was my first time photographing and creating art for Captain Marvel and I am excited to continue that story!


 
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Star Trek still speaks to my soul

When I was young I had equal passion and love for both Star Trek and Star Wars. Even at an early age they both had two very different ways of speaking to my imagination and soul.
 
Star Wars was the rousing adventure that produced a lot of sound effects with toy swords and blasters, while playing pretend in the back yard. Star Trek was the family and sense of belonging that shaped my views of honor, friendship and courage.
 
I will forever be a fan of the original crew of the Enterprise and no matter how out-dated the television show may be in our modern times (men, doing manly things and helping other races be more like men) I still enjoy watching the stories unfold.
 
So when a young Starfleet officer walked into the photography bay, with phaser and communicator in hand, I knew I wanted to create a moment of adventure and the thrill of exploring strange new worlds…


 
Cosplayer: Average Fanatic
Photography and Photoshop art: Reality Reimagined
 
#startrek #starfleet #officer #originalseries #enterprise #redshirt #shesurvivedthisepisdoe #cosplay #composite #art #birthdayparty #parkwoodstudios #realityreimagined
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Published in Shutter Magazine – Glamour Edition

So proud to announce that another article has been published in the glamour edition of Shutter Magazine!
 
This article covers the concepts of why “faking it until you make it” is a bad practice for business and yourself. It also has some wonderful wisdom from an old friend, Dr. Glenn Doyle, who is a practicing psychologist in Chicago. His insights to life and the human mind are incredibly insightful and have guided me to progress and goals.
 
This issue is the glamour edition and I am thrilled to share a set of images that feature a new style of light, color and art for my work and look forward to shooting more of that in the months to come. Those images would not have been possible with out the incredible talent of Victoria (the lady in the images) and Lauren (the lady who designed the lady in the pictures.) It is such a joy to work with amazing artists who not only understand my vision, but augment it with their own.
 
You can read the article and other amazing information by visiting the magazine online or picking up a copy at Barnes and Noble. ( https://www.behindtheshutter.com/shutter-magazine )


 
Visit Dr. Doyle’s Facebook page: Dr. Glenn Doyle
Photography and Photoshop art: Reality Reimagined
 
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He-Man and memories of the 1980s

One of my earliest, treasured memories of the 1980s and the stories that helped shape my imagination is He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (bonus points if you said that in your head like He-Man during the intro of the show.)
 
Always a pleasure to work with some talented cosplayers and folks who also share the passion of this wonderful set of characters from our childhood.


 
Cosplayer/costume: Freddie Novack
Photography and Photoshop art: Reality Reimagined
 
#heman #motu #sorceressofgrayskull #1980s #cartoon #cosplay #composite #art #photography #photoshop #realityreimagined
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