My Latest Flame

I’ve taken a few shots this week that I’m really proud of. I was going to sit on them for a few days but I couldn’t wait to share at least one of them. The arrival of the new Last Jedi SDCC Exclusives has really given me a kick to …

Selling My Art by zekezachzoom

“Badly made is better than never perfectly made”. I read this somewhere and it was this one phrase that motivated me into trying to sell some prints of my photos. Prior to that, I had lingering doubts: What if my photos are not sharp enough? What if the exposure is …

My Love for Star Wars

…or why Leia, Rey and Jyn are so important to me. I want to thank Shelly for inviting to me to write another post for the Toy Photography blog.  Two of the topics that she suggested are:  “Your love for Star Wars” and “What is so important about Leia, Rey and …

Shooting Star [Wars]

Last week, I wrote about the #LEGOEaster photo contest. I talked about LEGO potentially finding you through the contest and maybe wanting to use your photos. This week, I was reminded of this happening when an email inviting me to participate in the LEGO Star Wars Days at LEGOLAND® again …

Have Toys, Will Travel

Any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still knows where his towel is, is clearly a man to be reckoned with. –Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy By “towel,” Adams meant “toys,” …

Why? by James Garcia

“Why?” That’s a question that’s been looming over me since Shelly first asked that I use it for my introductory post to this shiny new blog. At first I thought it would be easy to explain why I do what I do. I take photographs of LEGO, because I love LEGO! …

The ambiguity of stuff

ambiguity [am-bi-gyoo-i-tee] noun doubtfulness or uncertainty of meaning or intention stuff [stuhf] noun material to be worked upon or to be used in making something Whilst fleshing out the next BricksCulture article about Star Wars, we touched on the subject of the Stormtroopers and their adoption by the LEGO photography …

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. …

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 problem with Star Wars

In Shelly’s post “The problems with Chima” she pointed out that there is a benefit, for us as still life photographers, to work with toys  that have a well-known back-story.  We can use them as symbols and let the back-story work for us in the picture. I try to do …

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 …

Who Inspires You?

The hardest thing about keeping going with any project, be it toy photography or landscape photography is the concept of challenging yourself. Instagram is filled with people who take essentially the same photo over and over again. I know I can be accused of this as much as the next …