Like Vader Like Son

So when my brother found out I was into Legos (particularly Star Wars characters, and more specifically Darth Vader), but that I refused to spend money on stuff like this, he started hooking me up with a toy here and a toy there. Daddy Darth Vader now hangs from my camera bag, while little Vader hangs from my key chan. He also got me a huge Lego Darth Vader Alarm Clock that I’ll start using. It comes without a cape, so I’ll probably find some scrap material to make one up for him.  By the way, I’ve included a shot below the main shot showing you how I created a hasty studio set up in my hotel room to get a little light on the subject.  Like 90 percent of what I’ve been shooting since late fall, this is another iPhone shot.


Welcome to the Jungle, Baby!!

First, a HUGE tip o’ the hat to my man +Chris Nitz , the undisputed master of Lego Photography, whose work inspired me to keep my eye open for new photographic opportunities involving… well, Legos. While I was not going to go out and buy my own Legos to set up a scene, I knew I’d eventually find the opportunity to snap a cool shot. That opportunity came the other day when our dear friends (and their children) came over to the house for lunch. As soon as their son reached into his pocket and fished out one of his toys to show me, this Lego Ninja, I knew I had to photograph it. I had my shot (pun intended) when we (dads and kids) headed out to the playground around the corner. It was the boy’s idea to pose our Ninja warrior in the grass, and a great idea it was! (N.B. Yes, Yes! I know! His hat’s on sideways.  So sue me!)

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