Ode to Toy – My New Toy Focused Instagram

I have started a toy focused Instagram account called Ode to Toy.

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MegaBloks Halo Master Chief HDR Sewing Machine Photo for Memes

in 2013, I was fortunate enough to attend New York Comic-Con. While there, I got a promo MegaBloks Halo Master Chief figure. I finally put it to use for an high dynamic range photo on my sewing machine needle to make some memes. I thought I’d share the image in case anybody were inclined to want to use it.

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My Experimental Attempts at Steampunking Photography

Steampunk style is informed by the aesthetics of steampunk literature. That, to me, basically means an attempt to create a modern or futuristic object using industrial techniques and styles (Victorian era from 1837-1901). Often, this might be only partially successful, or would appear rather awkward, like an arm gun on a robot being a mini-cannon mounted on the wrist. It fits the definition of steampunk well, where the “steam” refers to the age of steam, and the “punk” refers to rebelling to either balk the steam era style or modify it in a way not typical of the style.

Being a photographer, I then thought, what would photography look like if steampunked? Here’s the theory and example.

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