Elena Dorfman: Fandomania (2020)

Elena Dorfman: Fandomania Carlo McCormick Elena Dorfman Fandomania In her riveting new book Fandomania photographer Elena Dorfman examines the pop culture phenomenon of cosplay in which participants dress up in costumes and live part of their lives as characters f
  • Title: Elena Dorfman: Fandomania
  • Author: Carlo McCormick
  • ISBN: 9781597110358
  • Page: 305
  • Format: Paperback
Elena Dorfman: Fandomania Carlo McCormick In her riveting new book, Fandomania, photographer Elena Dorfman examines the pop culture phenomenon of cosplay, in which participants dress up in costumes and live part of their lives as characters from video games, animated films and Japanese graphic novels The exploding cosplay subculture flourishes at convention centers, college dorms, private clubs and in homesIn her riveting new book, Fandomania, photographer Elena Dorfman examines the pop culture phenomenon of cosplay, in which participants dress up in costumes and live part of their lives as characters from video games, animated films and Japanese graphic novels The exploding cosplay subculture flourishes at convention centers, college dorms, private clubs and in homes across the country Dorfman puts herself quietly behind the scenes of these fan based events to create a remarkable collective portrait As she describes it, The theater of cosplay has no boundaries, is unpredictable, open ended It includes both the fantastic and the mundane, the sexually aberrant and innocent, female characters who become samurai warriors and brainy scientists, and male characters who magically change their sex Explorations of identity through portraiture are at the forefront of Dorfman s work, with the blurred lines between fantasy and reality a continuing theme She allows each individual a spotlight in which to enact his or her fantasy The effect is pointedly evocative of this new world of role playing and narrative, one in which scenery is secondary and persona is everything Comes with a special foam bound cover and features an essay by Carlo McCormick.
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  1. Yvette

    When I first saw this book on I thought that it looked neat It was sold as a book featuring shots that are just cosplayers, no fancy backgrounds, no props, no fancy posing The focus is the costumes and the people who made their costumes I naturally interlibrary loan d this in a heartbeat I m really glad I didn t buy it The first thing you ll notice is that the cover is craft foam I used identical pale blue craft foam in my EDI costume, needless to say this is a really fun idea for a book on cosp [...]

  2. Courtney (pirogoeth)

    This book is wonderful Anyone who is interested in cosplay at all, whether as a cosplayer or someone who simply enjoys seeing them, should read this book The black backdrop, the lack of props, and the knowledge that it s at a con gives each photo a real feeling of reality They re not perfect, completely polished, ready for a photoshoot cosplayers They re real Real cosplayers It really gives me a confidence boost about my own cosplays They are beautiful and handsome and amazing people And she cap [...]

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