We recently got the chance to catch up with Olly and get his thoughts on the toy community as well as the experiences and inspirations that led to him becoming a member of our community.
“I am a 15 year old from the UK, studying Art. I first got into photography back when I got a camera phone in 2013. I just loved the idea of capturing a certain emotion or feeling associated with an object, and my passion for photography grew from then on. I first started Toy Photography in December of that year when I got my first action figures, and thought it would be cool to take some shots in the back garden. I then started to upload my photos where I was introduced to a whole community doing exactly what I was (But maybe not in their back garden…) and discovered such great artists as @mr_gizmo_ and @sgtbananas. Then, at the end of last year I got a DSLR and the game changed as I could finally create the photos I had always imagined.
I would say my work is heavily influenced by films I have watched throughout my youth as the emotion projected through the framing and composition of a shot is what makes the scene in my eyes, so that is what I aim to recreate- Emotion. I also would add how I naturally just fell into this genre of photography by complete accident as I took photos of my figures before even realising there was such a great community of toy photographers.