James rides a speeder bike down memory lane for this review of LEGO Star Wars set 75238, Action Battle Endor Assault.
For this week’s podcast, Kristina and I tackled our biggest and most popular theme to date: Death!
This week our very own Alan Rappa makes his triumphant return to the podcast! Hilarity and great conversation ensues.
Like summer before it, our latest seasonal podcast theme appears to have captured the imaginations of many toy photographers!
This week’s podcast guest has been a near-daily source of inspiration of mine for quite some time. So I’m excited that I finally got the chance not only to interview him, but to pick his brain about indoor photography and practical effects.
This week, Kristina and I are putting the relaxing days of Summer behind us, and going “back to reality” for this month’s podcast theme exercise.
My love of Stormtroopers is well documented on the podcast, so you can imagine my enjoyment when I finally got a real-life Trooper on the show!
Summer is in the air, and on the airwaves! The popular season is the subject of our latest podcast theme, and it turned out to be a popular one indeed!
Have you ever wanted to print your photos? Then this is the podcast for you! I brought in two printing experts – Shelly and Kristina – to discuss not only the how, but also the why of photo printing.
Today’s podcast guest is someone whose work I’ve been seeing for 15 years, but just didn’t know it. In fact, many toy photographers and collectors have purchased his work without even realizing it. I’m talking about toy packaging artist Jerry Wilson.
It’s hard to believe that James Gibbs has only been doing toy photography since early 2018. His work has made such an impression on me that I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t seeing his clever images grace my feed.
First, we challenged ourselves to recreate the work of another artist. Then we remade our own photos. Now, in this closing chapter of our photo recreation trilogy, Kristina and I recreate one of each other’s photos – and learn quite a bit about ourselves work in the process.
One of the joys of doing this podcast is connecting with artists whose work I admire. Alan Rappa is one such photographer. I’m a big fan of Alan’s cinematic style and crisp macro work that brings you right into the scene. I love the way he can recreate scenes from …
One of my favorite parts of being a toy photographer is the toy photo community itself, and the wonderful people from around the world who share in this hobby. One such person is Doug Gary, a LEGO photographer from the Bay Area who I met at the Oregon Meetup in …
If there’s one thing I could point to that makes the Star Wars aesthetic so unique is its gritty, lived-in quality. So, as a photographer of Star Wars toys, it should come as no surprise that I’ve started to experiment with achieving that look myself.
The poignant story of Mark Hogancamp is a familiar one for toy photographers, as it was first told in the 2010 documentary, Marwencol, and subsequent book, Welcome to Marwencol. Last year, Robert Zemeckis brought the story to the masses on the big screen, with… mixed results.
After taking some much needed R&R, I’m thrilled to be back on the podcast this week!
One of my favorite things about Star Wars is the plethora of awesome starship designs. From intimidating behemoths to fast hunks of junk, starships are an integral part of the Star Wars universe. So it should come as no surprise that they’re also a popular subject for toy photography.
I was expecting to release one more podcast episode before taking a short break, but life doesn’t always go according to plan.
How do we define creativity? Exploring this elusive question is one reason I started the podcast, because it manifests differently in all of us.