UppCon:12 - The last of an era

Now it's time. Tomorrow we're opening up the gates for the last UppCon event. We've been planning for over half a year and we've spent the last week finalizing all loose ends. I'm really looking forward to this event and I believe it'll be top-notch! Here's a group shot of all our awesome workers that I took earlier today.

More of my photos from the event will be uploaded continuously at konventsbilder.se during the weekend - starting tomorrow. Here's a few highlights showing how the latest week has progressed.

I really love all the great people! :D

Carl Oscar Aaro
Carl Oscar Aaro
01:11 the 15th of June, 2012

A whole month of updates


So I've slacked off a bit on the blogging. Mostly since I've had quite a lot to do during the last month and when there's been a few moments over, I've pretty much spent them by resting. So this will be some kind of catch-up-post just to post some photos of what's happened the latest month.

I have had a photo session together with Stephanie S. and her girlfriend Josefin "Jözz" S. They were cosplaying Ciel Phantomhive and Sebastian from Black Butler / Kuroshitsuji. Here's three photos from the set as a preview - the rest will end up in a separate album.

UppCon:11 passed. I worked in the photo team together with Gustav "TukTuk" K., Annie "Jinxiz" B., Joacim "Roboman" S. and Bernhard "zwc" H. - In total I think I shot over 6000 photos / 120 GB. The (not as many) developed pics are up at konventsbilder.se.

In connection to the UppCon:11 convention, the Swedish championship in Cosplay were also held. I linked the promo-photos we produced in an earlier post. The pics could be seen on around one third of the city-buses here in Uppsala during a two-week-period. Quite nice. :)

Around two weeks after UppCon we went away to DreamHack, a computer festival in Jönköping. I worked in the Creative-team, arranging competitions in graphics, photography, music and animations - computer art - demoscene stuff. We had a really small team this event but everyone in it was so freaking great. It was quite a good event and we've got pretty much everything set up until next time. (so it'll be even better!)

I didn't really have any time to plan something special for the DH photo competition so I submitted an old photo of Brita for the photo competition and placed fifth (photo below). Brita on the other hand, won the whole thing with her entry "DreamHacks bubblare"! Grats!

More over, we've moved to a new appartment (in the same building - and same floor, though). Boxes still haven't unpacked themselves but it's going in the right direction. Soon enough we can actually invite people over!

Oh yes, almost forgot, some of my photos of Jenni "pixelninja" K. were recently featured in the third issue of the cosplay-magazine Cosplay Gen. (Sorry about the bad iphone-photo of the magazine, all my camera lenses are currently in Iceland with my girlfriend.)

And that's it! Now when I have this blog post away from my todo-list, I can focus on new stuff. Didn't mean to be TLDR, hope it's not!
Carl Oscar Aaro
Carl Oscar Aaro
20:29 the 3rd of July, 2011

Swedish Championship in Cosplay [Cosplay SM]

About a week ago we shot a campaign for the Swedish championship (SM) in Cosplay, so we invited a bunch of cool cosplayers that we know. Modeling in the banner is Josefin, Verena, Karl, Gustav and Linn. The event "Cosplay SM" will be held during Sunday at UppCon in June.

For the promo-shots we hired a photo-studio in central Stockholm. I shot the actual photos and with the incredible Tobias Ahlin editing the pics I believe the result is pretty nice. The second photo will be shown on buses in Uppsala and in local newspapers.

Check out the site. http://cosplaysm.se/. And please take a look at the promo video Robert Levelind put together at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7_Jc6jauY8
Carl Oscar Aaro
Carl Oscar Aaro
21:24 the 24th of April, 2011