Toy and product photographer Jared Middleton is a master of making action figures look like action stars. An ability he showcases in his latest YouTube video, which features everything from
Middleton’s new video (above, via PetaPixel), gives a behind-the-scenes look at how he makes his stunning, small-world stills. And while the video’s short, we can only imagine it takes him a long time to set up each explosive photograph. Which occasionally are literally explosive, thanks to tiny fireworks.
Many of the stills in the clip feature
“Along with toys, I capture fireworks, and all of the earth’s [
While Middleton’s a great toy photographer, he’s obviously not alone in his pursuit of the action-figure arts. In fact, super-nerd Jax Navarro, a.k.a. “Plastic Action,” also knows how to make rad photos with toys; especially
Anyone who now wants to emulate Middleton’s art, there are many more BTS videos on his channel. There are also, of course, a lot more recently released action figures to check out too. If not to buy, then to at least provide a spark of childlike inspiration—for art, or new collections.