final proposal

So for my final project I want to do a shoot where figurines are the subjects of the pictures doing many types of things that can range from a fighting pose to something comedic and silly. I have been a toy collector for many years now and have been building up quite a list of them that are all from different franchises. I’ve always wanted to do more with these to make something of them. I want to show it to the world but in a more creative way.

My target audience are toy collectors of all ages, present and future toy companies, so that I can show that there’s much more to these toys besides just sitting on shelves collecting dust. To show that even toys can become a work of art and that they can tell an original story with just one picture whether it be serious or whimsical.

This idea came to me when I remembered that different toy companies would have commercials on tv showing kids playing with these toys and using their imagination to play with the toys. But then I also remembered that the toy story films did a similar idea but the toys were alive and living a life when ever their owner left the room. So i thought maybe I can do something similar with what I have into a series of photos, and one of my inspirations was a toy photographer named Hotkenobi (https://www.instagram.com/hot.kenobi/?hl=en). He mixes up every day items that you would see everywhere and had the toys interact with them to show a type of action and interaction with other characters.

I want to put this into a portfolio to show that I can be creative, and fun. That I’m someone who enjoys what I do and would love to take it beyond one day.

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  1. rmichals

    There are so many ways to go with this. You need to plan 6 final images. I think the work of hot.kenobi is relatively plain with very basic backgrounds. I know you can make your images even more interesting. Think about your backgrounds. If you want to use shallow depth of field, I can bring in a lens for you to use.

    i suggest looking at the work of Laurie Simmons in particular the Kigurumi series.
    http://www.lauriesimmons.net/photographs/kigurumi-dollers-and-how-we-see

    directly relevant is Michael Wu
    https://www.mitchelwutoyphotography.com/gallery
    maybe try one with water!

    Why don’t you do your last inspiration about the work of Michael Wu?

    and some how-to:
    https://expertphotography.com/toy-photography/
    this is where I found Michael Wu.

    and look at this on youtube:
    Episode 18 Tabletop Studio Photography done with Mirrors

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