Shahzad Bhiwandiwala is a photographer who is on the top of his game right now with a continual output of amazing photography using characters from a variety of licenses. He is always determined to push his abilities to the limit for every shot and his efforts are being rewarded as more and more people are starting to take notice of his work such as BuzzFeed in his native India allowing more people to get a glimpse of his talent.
We showcased his work and some of his thoughts on photography in our first issue , find out what he had to say when we spoke to him :
“The entire passion for toy photography was one that was brought to the surface entirely by chance and circumstance. I was trying to figure out a hobby where I could channel my creativity and my love for all things geeky and happened to stumble across the toy photography community on Instagram just like many toy photographers out there. Since I was already into photography since 2012 I was already pretty handy with my camera though most of it was restricted to Landscapes and usual vacation photos.
I started off with basic shots of my Lego mini figures and gradually progressed towards 1:12 and 1:6 scale figures. I have always been an absolute geek for Star Wars and could have a discussion for hours on end on characters right from Darth Vader (yes, I like the dark side of the force) to Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes (the band playing in the Mos Eisley Cantina). At present I am among the first Toy Photographers from India and hope to bring mass appeal and recognition to this category of photography.”
Check out his feature with BuzzFeed below aswell as links to his Instagram portfolio :