Since childhood I have a had a fascination with SciFi, being from the UK I grew up with shows such as Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlett, Joe 90, Space 1999, but my favorite being Dr Who. This show has always been one i have loved, thinking back to when i first started to watch it, the wobbly stage scenes, the weird yet fascinating monsters and robots.
Now that i have got on to the subjects of monsters and robots, i spent every Saturday night around 7pm hiding behind the couch.
“Exterminate” Exterminate” as the Daleks burst on to our little black and white tv. It was the highlight of my week. The various Doctors (timelords) battled with these menacing fiends. Another favorite villain of mine is the Cybermen who are a long running enemy of the Doctor
Fast forward to present day and I have combined my love of photography together with the toys and imagination of days gone by. Through my surfing of the internet, social media and lurking about in the land of Toy Photography it was obvious my fascination would get the better of me….. I had to try my hand at this! So while my wife…and sometimes neighbors catch me lying in the grass positioning toys and creating backdrops out of bits and bobs found about the house and yard….the magic is created and thus my new found hobby.
~ Stephen Lleigh
You can see more of Stephen’s work on Flickr.