This month's awesome artist spotlight goes to the talented photographer and videographer Bhrett Woodard aka Withanhmedia!!!! Check out some awesome photo work and learn more about him below!!
So, where are you from?
Virginia Beach, Virginia
How did you end up at your first convention or anime inspired event? If you were in your first cosplay? What was it?
Nekocon 12 was my first convention, brought there by some friends who had been going for a couple years and had a blast, I didn’t cosplay but soon after the convention I was definitely inspired to try my hand at my first attempt
How long have you been shooting for? What do you think has been the greatest change in the community since you’ve started your art form?
I have been doing cosplay videography for almost two years now and I've just recently startled to experiment in photography for the past couple months. The unity and acceptance from the community has gotten a lot better over the year with the excitement and enthusiasm for anyone looking for help really grows the community into it’s best form every passing day
Who are your head cannon cosplays, or favorite cosplays to shoot?
Horror was my first love before anime and whenever I see a HighSchool of the Dead, Boogiepop Phantom cosplayer, or any other horror cosplays I make an effort to get them into my videos
Which photo shoot has provided you with the most challenge so far? Which one has been the most rewarding?
The sun is my worst enemy, I’m someone who likes a dark and moody portrait shot and doing stuff out in the daylight with nature always leaves me feeling lost, but I’m learning more each day to overcome that obstacle. My favorite shoot I’ve done was a Witch Miia photoshoot I did with Piexv cosplay. I tried a lot of new things with setting and lighting and the set as a whole left me and her really excited with how it turned out
What is your favorite convention to attend and why?
It really is a toss-up between Katsucon and Colossalcon East. Both conventions are this nonstop party of people who are showing off their best looks and from my experiences warm and inviting. I’ve spent these conventions with some of my best friends and made some of my best friends at them, and that’s what this is all about to me
What are your hobbies outside of your particular art form?
For fun I like to cook and be bad at video games like Overwatch and League of Legends. Been playing both games since beta and I’m still Silver in both of them
How do you balance that with your normal everyday life?
It’s hard to make times for these things and not fall back on all your projects and it’s always a struggle to do so without making your hobby feel like a chore. My best technique has been to step back and switch from hobby to hobby when I’m frustrated with one
Is there anything else you want to tell people thinking about stepping into the world of cosplay/art/photography?
Making what you like is more important than making something that is good. You will lose all passion in your artform if you just go through the motions. If you aren’t making something that you’re happy with then you are wasting your time and you should be better than that to yourself
Where can we find you on social media or check out some of your work?