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Witcher and Game of Thrones photoshoot with Santatory Cosplay

4/14/2018 ISO 1200 Magazine 0 Comments

It is no secret that I love taking pictures of cosplayers and fantasy themed subjects. This time I had one amazing opportunity to take images one of my all-time favorite cosplayers, Santatory. Santatory is a cosplayer from Norway and is most known for here Margaery Tyrell cosplay since she looks just like Natalie Dormer.

But that doesn’t mean that she is only cosplaying her. Every single character she does is just plain world class amazing. She has done different characters from Game of Thrones, Witcher and has been cosplaying also as Lara Croft. Check more of her amazing cosplay from Santatory Instagram pages.

I was so happy to finally have a chance to have a photoshoot with her while I was visiting Norway with Norges Fotografforbund (NFF) yearly event in Trondheim. Special thank you to Peder Klingwall and Charlotte Støle for organizing this photoshoot in Studio-G with Kjell Thomas Bjertnæs!

Here is a selection of images of Margaery and Dani from Game of Thrones and Triss Merigold and Philippa Eilhart from Witcher. Still amazed of the detail of the cosplay and the talent of Santatory bringing those characters to life!

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About Antti Karppinen:

Antti Karppinen is internationally awarded commercial photographer / digital artist and educator from Finland. Antti has won dozens international awards for visual artistry & commercial photography and is now working and educating worldwide. Major merits are World Photographic Cup Gold medal in the illustrative category and FEP photographer of the year Golden camera also in the illustrative category. He has also won the portrait photographer of Finland competition. Let's Get Connected: 

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