Sugar Blossom is a cosplayer in the Washington, D.C. area. She contacted me to do a shoot as Marvel’s Black Cat, a former burglar turned detective/super-hero (and dated Spider-Man for a period of time!). Though Sugar Blossom wanted the shoot to showcase Black Cat’s sexiness, shooting the character is kind of tricky – Black Cat is often hyper-sexualized with revealing outfits and incredibly seductive posing. We went with poses that were a bit more tame than how she is usually depicted and relied more on connecting with the camera. Going black and white with this shoot was not just an aesthetic choice – it was also to put focus on the quality of the cosplay itself. Posted are some of the photos from the shoot. All images were captured with a Canon 5DIII, a Canon 70-200 f/2.8L II, and a 580EXII.