One of my main aims with each photo I create is to produce something cinematic, that either tells a story or could at the very least be part of one. Last summer, as part of a collaboration between Exclu and Tamashii UK/The Cosmic Group, I got to photograph a few of the S.H. Figuarts Avengers: Infinity War figures from Bandai/Tamashii Nations. I’m a huge fan of the MCU films as well as the Figuarts line and, so, I was obviously psyched when Jack asked me to create one big picture featuring more characters.
From the outset, I knew this would be quite a challenge, but I had this really cool idea to do an image with a Titan desert on one side, a Wakandan Jungle on the other, with Thanos in the middle surrounded by Avengers. The main hurdle came from my own style, as I usually only feature one or two figures in my photos, three if I’m feeling particularly adventurous. Creating an image that contained nine figures, needed a lot of practice, patience and determination. So, over the last couple of months, I’ve specifically tried to shoot wider, think bigger and feature more figures in my work until I was happy that I could comfortably tackle the concept I had for this image.
Overall I’m really pleased with how this piece turned out. As with all my photos, there are things I’d change and try to improve, but I learnt a hell of a lot along the way and pushed my photography further than I have before. I’m also hugely grateful to Exclu and Tamashii UK for continuing to support my work and giving me the opportunity to create images I’m really proud of.
Below you can catch some of my previous Tamashii UK Marvel S.H.Figuarts work from 2018 and an extended look at my other MCU work.
You can catch more of Dan’s work over on his Instagram page via his handle @tinyepicphotos and be sure to stay tuned to Exclu for more behind the scenes features.
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Last modified: April 29, 2019