Cosplayer and photographer Pugoffka arrives at Anime Matsuri 2020! Since 2009 this Ukraine cosplayer has used her knowledge of cosplay to jump into the realm of photography. Her style uses a special mix of lighting and shadows to create photos that can be described as detailed digital paintings that capture the essence of the character as well as the cosplayer. The love she holds for both art forms has brought her to judge and guest star at conventions and festivals in countries like Romania, Spain, China, Poland, Hungary, Mexico, Italy, Norway, and more!
She has taken photos of over a thousand cosplayers and seeks out every opportunity she can to display cosplay in its best light. As a professional, she enjoys teaching her craft so others can create their best art too. Her favorite panels revolve mostly around photography with a special focus on cosplay photography and this year at Anime Matsuri she will be presenting 60 Photography Tips in 60 Minutes to help in learning the trade of perfect photography. She is also hosting the panel Preparations and Posing for Cosplay Photos for any cosplayer or photographer who may need that little extra how-to session.