I think Nostalgia is one of the main things that brought me to toy photography in the first place. Having collected toys for most of my adult life, picking up vintage Star Wars figures and immediately being transported back to being a child again has driven my obsession.
When I take figures out on a shoot, whether they are old or new, I love to try to create an image that explores the backstory in my mind. This is exactly like the way I used to play with these toys as a child. You’d watch the films, hopefully get a few figures, and then make up your own adventures.
I remember the Christmas as a child when I was lucky enough to receive the LEGO Galaxy Explorer set. I spent months building and playing with that set. Now every time I see LEGO Classic Space astronauts I get that warm, nostalgic feeling inside. Whenever I take a shot with these figures, I’m always looking to recreate these feelings which I believe is an experience that resonates with us all.