We're celebrating a few things this weekend. First and foremost we celebrating this amazing actor and his pure dedication to character, story and all the elements that a pure method actor needs to weave their tale.
Matthew and Amber are all of that and so much more.
I've known about their work for a long time, but never had the opportunity to work with them directly. When we chose the theme of Game of Thrones for our after-hours event at Shutterfest, I knew that we had to find a way to have Matthew and Amber be a part of our amazing team of cosplayers.
When they arrived on site that day, Amber was already in the role of Melisandre and Matthew (at my instruction to remain as incognito as he could be) was partially suited up. I brought them back to our hotel room so they could finish preparing there and as I explained the flow of the evening, Amber/Melisandre gave me the most bone chilling stare and then concluded with "that will be acceptable."
I knew right then and there that these two were going to make for a wonderful evening of art.
Actor: Matthew Bastyr
Photography and Photoshop art: Reality Reimagined