So I obtained a Rizzo figure from Muppet Treasure Island the other day – Thank you to Palisades Toy (Defunct 2006).
The articulation and detail in their muppet figures is fantastic and the Toy Photographer Mitchel Wu pointed me in the right direction. He has all these awesome shots with Kermit and water and Indiana Jones – a perfect mashup!
I love the creativity in the toy photography niche and it really opens up the imagination to infinite possibilities.
I had the opportunity during the busy month of September to attend my cousins wedding up in Brighton, Utah. It was located at a secluded cabin in the tops of the Wasatch Mountains. It was such a beautiful location. Surrounded by large pines and mossy mountain streams flowing ice cold waters over granite stones.
I of course brought many toys with me. I never leave the house without my camera and some toys packed away in my bag. I had a random assortment of figures and went off during some downtime after we helped setup a lot of the decorations.
I took out my Revoltech Stormtrooper because hey, it’s a stormtrooper and pretty much fits in anywhere! Then the idea of him stumbling across a giant rodent (Rizzo) popped into my head… random, yes. I find most my inspiration comes in the moment and is not planned out very well. For some reason when I plan a grand shot in my head I can never really obtain it exactly how I pictured – it tend to fall flat a bit. So I go for in the moment fleeting shoots.
The Princess Bride was one of my favorite quotable movies as a kid and the Rodents Of Unusual Size scared the tar out of me! Obviously rodents on earth do not get so large but in a galaxy far, far away anything is possible.
Star Wars, Return of the Jedi came out a year before I was born but Princess Bride came out when I was three. I figure it could just as easily be another princess story offshoot in the Star Wars universe!