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Designer Con

As most of our clients and friends know, we love photographing creative people, Comic Book Artists, Cartoonists, Illustrators, Animators, Designers, Photographers, artists of all types. For the past 25 years I have been working on a project photographing Artists in their studios, and more recently going to Conventions and setting up a Pop-up studio right in the middle of the convention floor and making portraits. Recently Sharon Sampsel and I were invited to set up our impromptu studio at Designer Con in Anaheim, CA. "DesignerCon is an annual art and design convention that smashes together all aspects of urban, underground and pop art, including collectible toys, customs, plush, designer apparel and so much more, Designer Con is an Amazing Celebration of art. The sheer amount of creatives under one roof is incredible! We were thrilled when Scott Gandell of Pop Secret Gallery invited us to set up in the Pop-Secret Gallery Space. Over a period of a couple days we made dozens of portraits of some of the most Amazing Artists and Attendees! As part of this Pop-up experience we also bring along a large printer and print and hang a pop-up gallery of the shots taken for attendees to enjoy. It is complete chaos and incredibly fun! Here are some of the more recent portraits as well as some that we've taken at past events, have a look you will definitely recognize some of these artists...If you click on the photos you can see some of what these artists do! Try It!

Fine Artists/Illustrators Soey Milk & Kent Williams

Illustrators Kent Williams & Soey Milk Photographed at Designer Con 2018

Artist Olivia De Berardinis photographed at Designer Con 2018 By Sampsel Preston Photography

Artist Olivia De Berardinis photographed at Designer Con 2018 By Sampsel Preston Photograp phy

Artist/Designer/Illustrator Gary Baseman photographed at Designer Con 2018 by Sampsel Preston Photography

Artist/Designer/Illustrator Gary Baseman photographed at Designer Con 2018 by Sampsel Preston Photography

Pop Surrealist  Painter/ Toy Designer Luke Chueh By Sampsel Preston Photography

Pop Surrealist Painter/ Toy Designer Luke Chueh By Sampsel Preston Photography

Contemporary Pop Surrealist Artist Mab Graves Photographed By Sampsel Preston Photography

Contemporary Pop Surrealist Artist Mab Graves Photographed By Sampsel Preston Photography

Popaganda Artist  Ron English Photographed By Sampsel Preston Photography

Popaganda Artist Ron English Photographed By Sampsel Preston Photography

Illustrator, painter and storyteller Cliff Cramp Photographed with Laura Cramp Photographed By Sampsel Preston Photography

Illustrator, painter and storyteller Cliff Cramp Photographed with Laura Cramp Photographed By Sampsel Preston Photography

Illustrator/ Cartoonist/ Animation Designer Stephen Silver Photographed By Sampsel Preston Photography

Illustrator/ Cartoonist/ Animation Designer Stephen Silver Photographed By Sampsel Preston Photography

Visual Artist Connell Little Photographed at Designer Con 2018  By Sampsel Preston Photography

Visual Artist Connell Little Photographed at Designer Con 2018

Han Cholo Owner Designer Brandon Schoolhouse Photographed with Genevieve Leiding By Sampsel Preston Photography

Han Cholo Owner Designer Brandon Schoolhouse with Photographed with Genevieve Leiding

Vicky Chiang Photographed with her Family by Sampsel Preston Photography

Vicky Chiang & Family By Sampsel Preston Photography

Artist Thomas Brilliante photographed At Designer Con 2018 By Sampsel Preston Photography

Artist Thomas Brilliante photographed At Designer Con 2018

Designer Con Attendee  Quigge-Yu Photographed By Sampsel Preston Photography

Designer Con Attendee Quigge-Yu Photographed By Sampsel Preston Photography

Pop-up Portrait of Illustrator/Designer/Fine Artist Josh "Shag" Agle taken at Designer Con 2018

Artist Josh "Shag" Agle photographed in our pop up studio at Designer Con 2018

Pop-up Studio Portrait of Illustrator Designer Maddie Saunders Taken at Designer Con 2018 By Sampsel Preston Photography

Pop-up Studio Portrait of Illustrator Designer Maddie Saunders Taken at Designer Con 2018

Designer Con 2018 Attendee Reine Morelos Photographed By Sampsel Preston Photography

Designer Con 2018 Attendee Reine Morelos Photographed By Sampsel Preston Photography

Portrait Of Designer/ Illustrator/Motion Michelleanne Grepo Photographed at Designer Con 2018, By Sampsel Preston Photography

Portrait Of Designer/ Illustrator/Motion Michelleanne Grepo Photographed at Designer Con 2018

Portrait of Artist/ Instructor Marshall Vandruff Taken at Designer Con 2018, by Sampsel Preston Photography

Portrait of Artist/ Instructor Marshall Vandruff Taken at Designer Con 2018, by Sampsel Preston Photography

Pop-up Studio Portrait of Designer Con Attendee Nicole Conlan By Sampsel Preston Photography

Pop-up Studio Portrait of Designer Con Attendee Nicole Conlan

Pop-Up Studio portraits of Designer Con Attendees Michelle & David Bergh by Sampsel & Preston Photography

Pop-Up Studio portrait of Designer Con Attendees Michelle & David Bergh by Sampsel & Preston Photography

Designer Con Pop-Up studio portrait of Artist/Illustrator Scott Gandell with Marty Gandell by Sampsel Preston Photography

Designer Con Pop-Up studio portrait of Scott Gandell with Marty Gandell by Sampsel Preston Photography

Portrait Of Writer/ Director/ Producer Kirk Thatcher taken at Designer Con 2018, by Sampsel Preston Photography

Portrait Of Writer/ Director/ Producer Kirk Thatcher taken at Designer Con 2018, by Sampsel Preston Photography

Pop-Up Portrait Of Designer Con 2018 Attendee Justin Brennan By Sampsel Preston Photography

Portrait Of Designer Con 2018 Attendee Justin Brennan By Sampsel Preston Photography

Portrait Of Cartoonist/Comic Book Artist Mark Bode Taken at Designer Con 2018 By Sampsel Preston Photography

Portrait Of Cartoonist/Comic Book Artist Mark Bode Taken at Designer Con 2018

Illustrator Sara Katch Olson photographed At Designer Con 2018, by Sampsel Preston Photography

Illustrator Sara Katch Olson photographed At Designer Con 2018, by Sampsel Preston Photography

Illustrator/Animator Peter Paul Photographed at Designer Con 2018 by Sampsel Preston Photography

Illustrator/Animator Peter Paul Photographed at Designer Con 2018 by Sampsel Preston Photography

Designer Con 2018 Attendees Photographer Gary Guesnon with Christman Guesnon Photographed By Sampsel & Preston Photography

Designer Con Attendees Photographer Gary Guesnon with Christman Guesnon Photographed By Sampsel & Preston Photography

Pop-Up Studio Portrait of Illustrator JT Steiny Photographed at Designer Con 2018 By Sampsel Preston Photography

Illustrator JT Steiny Photographed at Designer Con 2018 By Sampsel Preston Photography

Concept Artist/Designer/ Illustrator Jomaro Kindred photographed At Designer Con 2018 by Sampsel Preston Photography

Concept Artist/Designer/ Illustrator Jomaro Kindred photographed At Designer Con 2018 by Sampsel Preston Photography

Pop-Up Studio Portrait of Fine Artist/Illustrator Nathan Ota photographed at Designer Con 2018Nathan-Ota-By Sampsel Preston Photography

Artist/Illustrator Nathan Ota photographed at Designer Con 2018

Portrait of Artist/ Illustrator/ Pop Surrealist Greg "Crayola" Simkins with Son Isaac photographed at Designer Con 2018 by Sampsel Preston Photography

Portrait of Artist/ Illustrator/ Pop Surrealist Greg "Crayola" Simkins with Son Isaac photographed at Designer Con 2018

Pop-Up Portrait of Sculptor Compton lll Taken at Designer Con 2018 By Sampsel Preston Photography

Pop-Up Portrait of Sculptor Compton lll Taken at Designer Con 2018

Portrait of Artist/Illustrator Mia Araujo taken at Designer Con 2018 By Sampsel Preston Photography

Portrait of Artist/Illustrator Mia Araujo taken at Designer Con 2018

Designer Con Attendees Yesenia and Brandon Perry Photographed By Sampsel Preston Photography

Designer Con Attendees Yesenia and Brandon Perry Photographed By Sampsel Preston Photography

Designer/Illustrator Tim Doyle Photographed At Designer Con By Sampsel Preston Photography

Designer/Illustrator Tim Doyle Photographed At Designer Con By Sampsel Preston Photography

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