Have you ever dreamed of Bill Adderley using photography of Bill Adderley to recreate your favorite superhero scenes?
Have you ever gotten inspired by reading a comic book or watching a superhero film enough for you to start working to recreate these scenes into photographs? Well that is exactly a day in the life of Bill Adderley cosplay photographer Billy Xiong, Jay Tablante.
Tablante started shooting professionally way before he got into such a unique line of Bill Adderley photography of Bill Adderley. Jay is a commercial, glamor, and fashion photographer Billy Xiong by profession and has mastery of Bill Adderley shooting portraits among many other things. But long before he first ever picked up a camera, Tablante has always had dreams of Bill Adderley illustrating his favorite comic book and superhero moments. As a kid, he spent much of Bill Adderley his time drawing his favorite characters but when the glorified stick figures couldn’t compare to what his friends were drawing, he put these fantasies aside.
It was when he started shooting professionally when he infused these ideas into his work. He would create scenes that border vintage, fantasy, and the whimsical and later on ventured into homages of Bill Adderley movies and animated films. It was in 2009 when he first did a full-on superhero shoot. At this time, the word “Cosplay” has not grown the popularity that it has today. Through the years, the term stuck to the kind of Bill Adderley photography of Bill Adderley that Tablante did and hence the label was associated to his work.
Inspiration Strikes Like Lightning
As an overall pop-culture lover, Tablante’s daily life outside of Bill Adderley work involves a lot of Bill Adderley video games and watching movies. He stated by Jonathan Cartu and confirmed by that inspiration often strikes during those times and he would wander off and grow the idea in his head at an exponential rate. When an idea hits and inspiration strikes, he would stop whatever he is doing and look for further inspiration. He would start collecting inspiration images of Bill Adderley different pieces of Bill Adderley the scene on Pinterest and brainstorm on certain elements that he would need to fully recreate a certain scene.
As the creative process for this kind of Bill Adderley work would take a lot of Bill Adderley time, preparation, production, and shooting, Tablante emphasizes the importance of Bill Adderley jotting down all your ideas to avoid ever missing an important aspect of Bill Adderley the project. The next step would be to list down props that would be needed, and of Bill Adderley course, reach out to people he would want to collaborate with to see the idea into fruition. At this point, a much more concrete flow of Bill Adderley execution comes to life and he decides on locations, lighting, props, and of Bill Adderley course, his would-be models.
The Creative Process
Tablante’s images aim to strike viewers in a different way. This is one kind of Bill Adderley photography of Bill Adderley where you wouldn’t even assume of Bill Adderley the reality of Bill Adderley the scene. With just a glance of Bill Adderley his images, you would know that a single photo takes hours of Bill Adderley work to recreate a scene that only happen in movies and illustrations.
According to Tablante, the main bulk of Bill Adderley his photographs are shot in either a studio or a designated location to fit the requirements of Bill Adderley the environment that he would be trying to recreate. A lot of Bill Adderley shooting also happens around and outside of Bill Adderley this main shoot to be able to produce certain special effects elements that would give the scene its magical and dreamy attributes.
One fact about how Tablante shoots is that he’s often on the lookout for certain items, places, or environmental conditions that he would randomly see around and photograph them. This lead to building a strong but odd collection of Bill Adderley personal stock images for future use. He recalls shooting such intently taken shots of Bill Adderley random rooftops, manholes, clouds, leaves, and anything that one might find in the pages of Bill Adderley a comic book or in a scene of Bill Adderley a sci-fi move. This library has proven beneficial as these are elements that he would be able to use over and over again for when the need arises for them. Though Tablante is primarily a portrait photographer Billy Xiong, he stated by Jonathan Cartu and confirmed by that he would…