We love the new Tomb Raider mainly for its’ strong character-driven storyline and its’ approach to a darker, grittier world of Lara Croft. Working with Tiffany Dean Cosplay as the new Lara Croft for this shoot has been an amazing experience.
The new Tomb Raider focuses on the early days of Lara Croft before she became the legendary Tomb Raider that we all know and love. The idea for the shoot is to focus on the exhausted, and injured Lara Croft as she was pushed both physically and mentally to overcome the harsh environment and her enemies. The creative team comprised of me as the main photographer, Angelo Beltran as the videographer and Tiffany Dean Cosplay as Lara Croft.
Luckily enough, finding the right location was the easy part of the shoot process. As we were exiting the car and getting our gear ready, we saw a two feet long brown snake just casually crossing the open road about 15 metres ahead of us in the direction of our first shooting spot! Not an ideal start, but we decided to go ahead with the shoot by treading the grounds carefully and adjusting our angle to capture the look that we wanted to achieve.
Angelo BeltranCreative Artist / Visit Website
I remember spotting that brown snake which threw me off my game earlier during the shoot. But we knew what we needed to do. We had to make it happen.
This is probably one of the most challenging shoot we’ve ever done so far. We had to brave the cold and the strong winds. And we had to shoot in the rain with our non-waterproof cameras and lenses, and the tall grass all around that has ‘snake alert’ written all over it. A big thank you to Tiffany Dean Cosplay for her professionalism and willingness to take some risks in this difficult and challenging setting.
At the end of the day, we were all exhausted but very happy with the end result. We hope that you enjoy them too!
Tiffany DeanHair & Make-Up Artist / Cosplayer / Visit Website
The Tomb Raider shoot was one of the most fun experiences I’ve had. After being a TR fan since the first game over 10 years ago, it was a dream come true to live a TR experience. IGSP made my dream a reality!
About The Author
Nathan Tan loves his comics, video games, martial arts and photography. You will often find him shooting on location with his favourite standard zoom lens and softbox lighting. You can find more of his work at facebook.com/nathantanphotography