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Star Wars Toy Helmets

I’ve been a fan of Star Wars since I was a child. I’ve seen all movies and TV shows, played a significant number of video games, read most books written in the universe that George Lucas gave us in 1977. The stories themselves are no different than any other that tracks the protagonist as he/she embarks on the Hero’s Journey. For me it was the fact that a simple farm boy could overcome an evil Empire.

There has been a lot of talk in recent years about the quality of the recent trilogy. love them or hate them they are part of the wonderful world that is Star Wars.

May the Force be with you, Always.

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The Child

I’ve always been a fan of the Star Wars Franchise. I’ve read pretty much every novel published, played a multitude of videogames growing up, table top games, watched every movie multiple times. I even tolerate Jar Jar Binks and whinging Anakin in the prequels. in essence I am a geek at heart.

The news that Disney were putting together a TV show expanding on the franchise was music to my ears, that show was The Mandalorian. It’s safe to say that the star of that show was not the lead actor but instead The Child more affectionately known as “Baby Yoda”.

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2019 Wrap Up

2019 was a slow period for me regarding photography, mostly because of work pressures and what not. Hopefully 2020 brings with it some changes in that regard.  my successes this year include placing in the top 10% of contributors on viewbug.com, my images placed both first and second in two rounds of Navan Camera Clubs photography competitions, two of my images were selected by Cavan Society for prevention of Cruelty to Animals (CSPCA) for their 2019 Christmas cards and 2020 calendar and I’ve had a student from Maynooth University ask to use one of my images in their annual Thesis. So overall I’m happy with the year overall.

What does 2020 hold? Hopefully I’ll expand on my portraiture work throughout the year, feel free to contact me if you’re interested in getting some images made. Toy photography is also something I want to explore more in 2020, I am continually amazed by the creativity of other artists that use toys as their medium for expression, from the likes of the amazing Mitchel Wu, Hari Hawk, Jared Middleton and a plethora of others. Jared’s Instagram feed @sirdork730 was one of the first photographers I had seen, using simple action figures, air and firecrackers to create realistic images and was the inspiration for me starting down that path. In addition to using off the shelf action figures and toys there are also an abundance of accessories diorama creatives and playsets available from the likes of

Instaprintdiorama, Extreme Sets and also Galactic Trading Post. Blow are a selection of images I took over the holiday period when I had some spare time between selection boxes and turkey sandwiches.

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Toys R Us

It’s no secret that I’m a huge Star Wars fan in fact I take pride in it. I’ve ready almost every novel, played most video games and have seen every Movie (even the Ewok Christmas one). When I stumbled across a post on Toy photography featuring Star Wars action figures I knew it was something I wanted to attempt.

These Images are all 3.7 inch action figures, any smoke was created using compressed air and the fireworks are simple sparklers with multiple images layers. Anything above Class1 fireworks are illegal where I come from so using crackerjacks or blackpowder isn’t an option unfortunately.

I hope you enjoy and May The Force Be With You