Explore the gritty world of Star Wars clone combat through the lens of @tiermir (Ryan), our six image narrative guest!
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker officially opens Friday, December 20—superfans will be watching Thursday night—but we’ve already had a good look at the movie through all the trailers, merchandise and, of course, action figures. Without seeing or spoiling the film, talented toy photographers around the world have been recreating …
Matt McDonald wields both camera and Photoshop to give us a six image narrative featuring the wise quotes of Yoda, mystical Jedi master.
The nostalgia is strong with this one! The first time LEGO brought the famous Star Wars podracers to life back in 1999, I was only 10 years old. Now at the time of this writing I’m just days away from turning 30, and find myself once again having a blast …
Toy photographer @avanaut reviews the new, updated Tantive IV Star Wars LEGO set. Will it hold up to his long-held hopes and expectations?
Over the past few years I’ve really come to love Photoshop. It is an amazing photo editor and allows me to create any world my demented little brain can imagine.
James rides a speeder bike down memory lane for this review of LEGO Star Wars set 75238, Action Battle Endor Assault.
In 2019, Disney opened Galaxy’s Edge, a Star Wars-themed land at both Disneyland in California, and Walt Disney World in Florida. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to explore Walt Disney World’s version, and brought my camera and a few plastic friends along for the ride. In this post, …
If you are a Star Wars fan, and a toy photographer, you’re likely going to run across an image that contains lightsabers. You may be wondering how such effects are made. There are many ways to create lightsaber effects, however the way I use is to simply do it in …
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!
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 …
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”.