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.
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.
With my next toy safari just around the corner (Denmark, with the gang from Stuck in Plastic), I thought it might be time to finally break out one of the toys I purchased during the last toy safari I went on – to Cambridge.
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.
During James’ podcast break we (Kristina and I) will do a short podcast-series about “What toy photography is”.
I think most people that know me, or are familiar with my work, probably know that I don’t really consider myself so much of a photographer as much as I do a digital artist that uses the photos I take as sort of canvas to create my work upon.
Happy Star Wars Day, everyone!
Inspired by the children’s book “Where’s My Mommy?”. Joshua Kittleson @thegreyklerik
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.
First of all let me tell you that I am not an expert on model kits, in fact it is exactly the opposite: I am a newbie. As you may know, my main subjects for photography are LEGO. However, I would like to experiment more with action figures. At the …
This week on the podcast, I finally got the chance to sit down with one of my favorite action figure photographers, Jax Navarro.
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.
Earlier this month, Shelly wrote about singing the toy photography blues as she steps out of her comfort zone. I truly feel fo her when it comes to leaving photography sessions with more frustration than photos. Yet I couldn’t help but notice that despite having a few similar things on …
Well, here we are, folks! The final podcast episode of 2018. It’s a big one too, because I interviewed a truly influential toy photographer and a personal hero of mine: Vesa Lehtimäki , aka @Avanaut.
We’re super stoked to review two Hasbro Star Wars Black Series, thanks to our friends at Big Bad Toy Store (BBTS). They even sent us two extra Black Series to giveaway!
This is a podcast episode six months in the making! After inviting Dave DeBaeremaeker onto the show in person at the Oregon Toy Photo Safari this May, we were finally able to sit down and record an interview.
Women of Star Wars ~ A six image narrative by Lynn Moore
Sometimes investing in a photography prop opens doors that you couldn’t have thought of ahead of time. A case in point: Several months ago I purchased the largest LEGO set ever released for retail sale: The Ultimate Collector Series Millennium Falcon. At over 7500 pieces, this is a monster of a …
After Sunny joined us on the podcast for the Lume Cube roundtable review, I immediately invited him back to do a full interview. He’s been on my list of hopeful guests since the podcast started, as he’s one of my favorite toy photographers and has such a unique style.