I don’t want to grow up, I’m a Toys R’ Us Kid

Ever since turning my focus to toys in 2013, I haven’t photographed much else since. What originally started as a way to keep my camera gear from getting dusty during the cold, New Jersey winter months developed into my primary area of focus.

As a lifelong Star Wars fan, toys have always been part of my DNA. Toy photography opened up a new way for me to play, imagine and create along with my little plastic friends.

After contributing to various photography sites over the years, I welcomed the invitation to officially join ToyPhotographers in 2018. At ToyPhotographers, I found a home to share my appreciation for all things toy photography among a diverse and dynamic team.

In January of 2020, I stepped into the role of Editor-in-Chief of ToyPhotographers.com where I proudly continue the site’s mission of delivering content to inspire and entertain the toy photography community.

You can find me around the web as @alanrappa on Instagram, Twitter & Flickr.