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Sunday June 3, 2012 1:46 am

Phoenix Comic Con - People Watching

Posted by Tom Mason Categories: Conventions, Editorials, Independent,

People WatchingIn the world of instant digital books, this was bound to happen sooner or later.

Paul Moore went to the Phoenix Comic Con over the Memorial Day weekend, and took a bunch of photos. Then he created a three-volume series of Kindle e-books reproducing those photos. I got the first one from Amazon for free during a promotion (it may still be going on).

People Watching Comic Con Phoenix 2012 - Volume 1 is approximately 75 pages, and 70 of them are photographs from the con. According to Moore’s description, “There is nothing quite as fun as people watching that is not either fattening, illegal, or immoral.”

But Moore’s not a fanboy with a cellphone camera. He studied old-school “photography and printing techniques with Bernard Hoffman, a true gentleman and scholar, and one of the earliest staff photographers for Life magazine.” And since then he’s had “thousands of photographs and hundreds of articles published by more than 60 national and international periodicals,” and he currently has fine art photography on exhibit at The Center for Fine Arts in Globe, Arizona.

It’s an interesting idea, a sort of memory book of cosplayers and convention adventures. I would’ve loved one of these from the very first convention I ever attended.

[Artwork: People Watching Comic Con Phoenix 2012 Volume 1, © Paul Moore]



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