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Conventional Wisdom: Anthrocon
“This is the highlight of my year,” Thumpie Bunny Eve shared with photographer Arthur Drooker, while sat atop a piano, wearing high heels, exuding sexuality—and wearing a rabbit costume. This was just one scene at Anthrocon, the world's largest convention...
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Conventional Wisdom: International Santa Celebration
For over a year now, photographer Arthur Drooker has traveled the US, stepping into the wondrous world of conventions and meeting their passionate, engaged attendees. Drooker invited CH along, to peer inside every stop through his lens as he constructs...
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Conventional Wisdom: World Clown Association
Just putting on an oversized, colorful suit and slapping on some makeup does not a clown make. There's a deep understanding of comedy, coupled with zany performance abilities and an acceptance that the role is a historic one. The roots of clowning...
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Conventional Wisdom: Military History Fest
Through his ever-present lens, photographer Arthur Drooker has taken CH on tours through the delightful, odd and evocative worlds of conventions and convention attendees. Drooker indoctrinated us into Brony culture, introduced us to over 150 Abraham...
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Conventional Wisdom: BronyCon
BronyCon, the annual convention for fans of Hasbro's animated television series "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic," took over the Baltimore Convention Center for four days this August and photographer Arthur Drooker was there with his camera in...
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Conventional Wisdom: 37th Vent Haven Ventriloquist Convention
Photographer Arthur Drooker has already taken us on eccentric adventures within the World Taxidermy & Fish Carving Championships and the annual assembling of the Association of Lincoln Presenters. Drooker's been swinging by a hand-picked selection...
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Conventional Wisdom: World Taxidermy & Fish Carving Championships
We recently took you to the Association of Lincoln Presenters annual assembly, by way of photographer Arthur Drooker's camera lens. Drooker has been dropping by some of the convention industry's most eccentric gatherings in an effort to capture never...
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Conventional Wisdom by Arthur Drooker
We've been following photographer Arthur Drooker's work since his 2010 American Ruins gallery show and book. The Mill Valley, California-based artist's infrared imagery mystifies with its modern approach to capturing mythic, decayed structures. We...
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