Huge thank you to Black Six for spotlighting my work. I had the biggest smile on my face when I woke up yesterday morning to see my art on the BZP front page! And to everyone who replied, thanks for all the kind comments. I really appreciate it!
Bionicle photography isn't as common as it should be honestly
I totally agree. There is a lot of opportunity for awesome photography utilizing these figures. I've seen some phenomenal work regarding Bionicle Photography before, which is in part what inspired me to do this project. But yeah, it should definitely be more prominent in the community.
I know that you only created this for an assignment and probably have no intention of creating more of these, but I want to see the rest of the toa wake up and explore their worlds in search of their golden masks and reunite with each other. Of course, you don't have to do it, I'm just suggesting an idea.
I actually did think of doing a photo essay for each individual Toa, but that would be a lot of work. I'm still playing around with variations of the core concept though, like a photo essay incorporating all six with each getting 2-3 pictures. It would be more manageable and still show off the various environments the Toa belong in.
Wow, this is amazing! I'm a sucker for photography, especially the kind that can combine real backgrounds and scenery with action figures in this way.
Yeah, I love action figure photography. It's one thing to just take a photo of the figure, and another to make it seem like an organic part of any environment. Glad you liked it.
You should deserve a big reward, like a large Lego set, man, because you did it so amazingly!
I definitely would not mind that. xD
Dude, really like your use of focus here. Also Tahu waking up from sleeping beneath a tree is very Rip Van Winkle-esque. There's a part of me that wants to see Tahu fighting LOSS, but I do like the subtlety to went for.
Actually, my original storyboard included a shot where Tahu fights LoSS, using a low shutter speed to capture his arm swinging down and smacking it in the head. That would denote motion, which was a requirement for the essay. Regardless, it proved difficult to capture, and motion was already conveyed in the shot of the highway, so I opted to drop it.
Looking at these photos gives me the impression that Tahu is feeling kinda lost in time/space but, as we get to the last few photos, he gradually gets a hang of this world and time he awoke in after 15 years.
You've got it. That's what I was going for, so I'm glad it was successfully portrayed!
I love the one were tahu has has his sword over his shoulder with the sun iluminating his armour with the remains of The Lord of skull spider in the background
Awesome. To be honest, that one is my least favourite - I missed the perfect moment in the golden hour, but I was pressed for time so tried to work with the best photo I could get at that time. Glad it turned out decently, and even more happy that you liked it so much.