The only reason I decided to do this GIF is because indeed corsets done up too tightly/improperly can impair breathing, a la Elizabeth Swan in the opening of Pirates of the Caribbean, so I thought it was weird that the photos would still be taken as she’s quite obviously struggling.
I have a lot of respect for Benny Lee, the photographer, so I can’t really think he’d not notice Yaya struggling and keep taking pictures which is exactly how it appears in the episode. Even just for the sake of the shoot she’s out of pose, and thus that’d be a weird reason to keep shooting too.
Again I respect Benny and trust that he would actually be very helpful and stop taking pictures, so I’m going to attribute this to ‘SyFy’ magic’s editing.
Some great Bioshock cosplay photography. I’m not even playing the game right now, but its atmosphere is so compelling that even just looking at something like this transports me right back into the game and its chilling world.