Tian Ma Photography

 About Me

I am someone who stumbled into the world of photography through my anime fandom. In the summer of 2010 I bought my first anime figure, a Revoltech Evangelion, and started feeling the urge to take cool pictures of it. A few hundred dollars later, there was a new camera in my hand and I set out to teach myself photography.

Over time I began to appreciate photography for its own sake - both the art and the science behind it. I started to interact with other figure photographers, started taking cosplay photos at conventions, and eventually took on paid jobs.

Photography has gown beyond just an expression of my fandom. To me it's escapism, meditation, a ritual to help me be in the moment and appreciate the day. To paraphrase a classic saying, "just give me a scale figure and a camera to shoot it with." Or something like that.