When I see cosplay photos making their way around the internet, they often feature one of a handful of photographer watermarks. I spot the one belonging to photosNXS, a.k.a. Jayce Williams, all the time. The prolific artist has been into photography for about seven years and has captured goodness knows how many cosplayers with his lens. He mostly attends conventions on the East coast; you can find him at Dragon Con, MegaCon, and Animazement, among others. He frames his images in such a way that they really emphasize the epic nature of the cosplayers and their work. For example, look at these X-Men:
I think it’s important to get cosplayers away from crowded aisles in convention centers for pictures, and Jayce is all about location. And he’s talented at making less ideal backgrounds—like hotels or convention center rooms with garish carpets—work.
Cosplayed by Venomous Cosplay – Viking Assassin’s Creed
You’ll find more impressive photos and costumes in the gallery below. There’s a creepy Scissorwalker from Night Cry, Black Widow, Artorias from Dark Souls III, and more. To keep up with all of Jayce’s work, go give his Facebook page a like.
Are you a cosplayer or cosplay photographer? Get in touch with me so I can feature your work in an upcoming Cosplay Friday gallery. You can reach out to me by tagging or mentioning me on Instagram, sending pics to me on Twitter, leaving a link in the comments, or giving me a shout via email at alratcliffe at yahoo dot com.