Creating a New Reality

Adam Savage, the famous MythBuster, is fond of saying, “I reject your reality, and substitute my own.” With clever use of toys and Photoshop, substituting one’s own reality becomes child’s play. Recently I got the chance to put this into action. While on vacation in July, I found myself in …

BMW And The Fett

A while ago I was browsing all the options at the LEGO store, and I noticed something intriguing. I had an idea, and I had the strongest desire to see if I was correct. So I ordered a Technic BMW Motorcycle, and a Boba Fett buildable figure. I really didn’t …

The Winner Is…

Over the past month I have had the privilege to receive a couple significant awards for my photography. Despite being pretty cool from a personal perspective, I think they have significance for toy photographers being seen as a legitimate art form. But first, let me go over the awards. Guru …

Ikea Dioder Review

I am always looking for interesting ways to add light to my images.  So when I was walking thru Ikea and saw a multi colour LED kit, (called Dioder, cause Ikea is awesome with product names) that is designed for lighting shelves and display cabinets, I figured I’d see how …

Travel Photography

I have never been super comfortable taking toy photos out in public, especially when I travel.  I have done so from time to time, but normally when I felt I could do it and escape notice.   Its not that I am ashamed of taking photos of toys, I just dislike …

Inspiration From Prints

I have become a fan of collecting and displaying prints of my favourite contemporary artists on my studio walls.  I started doing this because I liked their work, and wanted to help support them by buying a print of their work.  However I also found that they have become a …

Correct Your Posture

Turns out your mom was right, and you should watch your posture.  Well, your action figures posture.  This was underlined with an experience I had shooting a new action figure over the holiday break.  I thought I would share it with you fine folks. This year I took the family …

Put Your Self Into Your Art

Self portraiture is an art form where a photographer puts themselves into a scene.  This isn’t a duck-lipped bathroom mirror Instagram selfie, but true and proper art.  The kind of art that hangs in an art gallery, except the photographer uses themselves as a model. Self portraiture is the type …