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.
Have you ever been frustrated by a lack of articulation in your toys? Felt limited by what’s available for sale from major brands? Or do you just have crazy cool toy ideas you’d love to bring to life? Then you’re going to love the work of Dennis Taylor, aka Krash_Override.
Kristina and I have stumbled upon a new trend with our themed episodes of the podcast: They’re getting more difficult! That was certainly true of today’s episode.
To Infinity… A Six Image Narrative by James Garcia Do you have a six image narrative you would like to share on the blog? Drop us a line through our contact form and we can talk.
On this week’s show, Dave DeBaermaeker returns to help me explore our history with shooting both LEGO and action figures.
This week on the podcast, I finally got the chance to sit down with one of my favorite action figure photographers, Jax Navarro.
Considering diptychs are composed of two separate images that make a whole, it’s fitting that we covered them twice on the podcast. And as it turns out, it may have been my favorite challenge to date.
This week on the podcast, I finally had the opportunity to chat with one of my favorite LEGO photographers: Anna Bitanga, aka Four Bricks Tall!
This week I reach an exciting milestone with the podcast: 50 episodes! To celebrate the occasion, my wife Jordan makes her podcast debut to ask me about why I love toy photography, and share her perspective on this hobby.
As a photographer I’ve always been seeking a kind of cinematic style that’s hard to describe. I just want my photos to have that “movie look” to them. Over the years I’ve come close but never felt like I really figured out the formula. Until now.
Hang onto your fronds Planty, because Leila (@brickandmordor) and Cindy (@coneydogg) have returned to the podcast to help me review The LEGO Movie 2!