I’ve been busy the past few weeks on my new photography project. It is called “IAMA” subculture.
The project explores different subculture groups in Omaha, Nebraska. The main purpose is to break down stereotypes and show the diversity of those who live in the middle of nowhere or “fly over country”.
You can check out the project here:
Here is a sample of one of the entries:
I AM A COSPLAYER
Cosplayer: Cosplayers are people who enjoy dressing up in costume play from various popular media, e.g., Japanese Animation, Video Games and Comic Books.
Name: Tima Allmubarak
Occupation: Artist, Seamstress, Model, Actress & Vocalist
What are some misconceptions about cosplayers?
We’re all unique. Every cosplayer has a different story to tell on how they got into their hobby and why they do what they do. Not every cosplayer makes their own costumes, not everyone is a professional seamstress and competes in the competition or makes costumes based on the outfit itself. At the same time, not everyone purchases their costumes, or just goes to conventions for attention or to party. Some people cosplay because they love the character, others do it because they love the outfit, some do it just because they feel like they look like said character. None of these are wrong answers, and there is so much to the world of cosplay than onlookers realize. Regardless of ability, time, money etc. none of these things could be made possible without some form of effort. We’re a community of people who do what they love, and love what they do, regardless of what people think or say about us.