The Floor Is Lava: Creating a Diorama for Multiple Scales

Remember that game played as kids? “THE FLOOR IS LAVA!!!” Furniture became the high ground where play and fantasy ruled the day. One of the reasons I (and I’ll assume many other toy photographers) do this kind of work is just that – play and fantasy. For me its entirely detached from my career as a professional creative (although it does make use of related skills). Toy photography is a chance to create just for fun. And its a rabbit hole…

The Problem with Spiders

I went camping out in the California desert last weekend. Aside from the normal camp gear I loaded out a bunch of LEGO sets and a few action figures to photograph. I set out on Saturday morning with some trucks and characters to shoot a Six-Image Narrative. As I wandered …