Not a Chance!

You might recall an earlier post where I wrote about going on vacation and the challenges I had with that. Well, I’m happy to report I am writing this while on previously mentioned vacation. It’s been glorious! I am not trying to kick sand in the faces of my North …

How the…? What the…?

Somewhere along the line I lost year. It goes like this. My wife asked what I would like for my birthday (1/6 scale Sideshow Collectibles C-3PO with light up eyes, full articulation and bonus com-link!) when my age came up. “48! Guess you’re an old man now!” she said jokingly. …

the once and future Loner

I’m an introvert. I prefer to spend large amounts of time by myself. Being around groups of people (read that as more than one person) causes me physical and mental discomfort. I get headaches, my skin crawls and there’s a battle going on, internally, about staying or leaving. That said, I …

Thief!

An internet Troll is a disgusting, narcissistic and sadistic creature that takes great pleasure in making you as miserable as he/she is. They often conduct their campaigns of sleaze from the safe confines of their mothers basement, a filthy toilet stall in a high school or while sponging free wifi …

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

I tried something different. I tried to apply some “real” photography techniques to my toyphotography. Conditions and time restraints warranted a change in the way I usually operate. The images I managed to capture were met with a very loud and very apparent “Meh” across the various social media sites …

It’s Everywhere !

I shoot outdoor toy photography and walk around with a steady stream of picture possibilities in my head all day long. So when the weather decides to deliver the best of what winter has to offer and I get stressed out, I get antsy, anxious and angry! I take it …

Congratulations…?

  On December 18, 2015, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” was unleashed upon the planet. On December 18, 2015, a picture of mine was featured by Instagram in their “Search and Explore” tab within the popular app. I was thrilled, right? Wrong. Let me explain.

the anxiety

HAVE YOU FELT IT ? or …have you seen the trailers, the commercials, the action figures, the clothing, the cereal, the coffee creamer, the toothpaste, the mouthwash, the toilet paper !?!!! The Force  is going to awaken, not too long from now actually, and I couldn’t be happier. It seems …

The Plastic Awakens

  Like most folks, I have two days a week off from work. Most times I spend those days taking pictures, getting caught up around the house, running errands and avoiding phone calls from…work. These past couple of days off were much the same with one exception. I sat down …

Everybody has a story…

  I find it next to impossible to take a picture and not have some sort of story attached to it. Shelly wrote a piece earlier about the importance of stories from the audience perspective. I am one of those people that looks at a picture and wants to know what’s …

Captain Kaos

When I began writing this, I went about it all-wrong… I treated it as an assignment. “Why do I photograph toys…?” Hmmmmm. I went off on an “artsy-fartsy” tangent and got all philosophical. “I PHOTOGRAPH TOYS BECAUSE THEY ARE THERE!” Or something like, “Well, often times my figures express how …