Enis Hazan returns to the Exclu fold for an exclusive shoot especially for Spider-Man week focusing on his nostalgic connection to the character and also his excitement for Homecoming.
There is no doubt that Spider-man is one of the most popular superheroes of all time. Growing up reading spidey comics and trying to move around pretending to shoot webs was probably among every little geek’s childhood memories. Mines were no different of course.
Another thing that makes spidey so special to me is that in the year 2002, first Spider-Man movie starring Tobey Maguire (I like Andrew Garfield better btw) was released and there was a great action figure line from the movie. That very Spider-Man figure happened to be the first figure in my collection. Along with the Green Goblin of course. So you might say that Spidey got me into collecting action figures.
I personally think that Spider-Man is not an easy character to shoot. Some figures look ok just standing in the scenery or with just a little posing but not this guy. He has to jump, crawl, shoot web etc. That is why I first took my figures outside for a couple of live action shots. I must admit that the gargoyle ledge that came with my first figure helped me a lot. I have 3 Spider-Man figures in my collection. One is the 2002 movie version. The other is a Kaiyodo Revoltech and the last one is the homemade suit spidey from the Spider-Man homecoming movie. They all have great articulation and they are fun figures to shoot. But I couldn’t take the risk to take my first figure out for a shoot. Too much sentimental value.
My favorite shot in this series of pictures is the one that Spidey in his home made suit is about to jump from the ledge. I fixed the ledge to the side of the slides in the park using some patafix, and posed the figure. Using a low angle I got the tall building behind in focus and tried to catch the effect of height.
The one with the circular lights and the bokeh is actually that Revo Spider-Man figure’s first shot. I took that shot when I was in Frankfurt for work and one night I decided to take a walk. Since I always have my camera and my figures with me in my travels, I couldn’t resist those beautiful lights and I took this shot. It turned out even better than I thought.
The spidey on the roof is also shot somewhere close to where I live. The rooftop piece belongs to a Batman&Robin figure set and it was a perfect fit fort his scene. And I have a confession to make here. Since there were not enough tall buildings around to create the ideal shot, the building on the left side of the Picture is photoshopped there 😀 Sorry, it had to be done
Speaking of photoshop , the last 2 photos are made digitally. I mostly like to shoot outdoors but sometimes ps can become real handy for shots like these. Cause you can’t always make your figures fly off of tall buildings right?
Last but not least, just like all the spidey fans out there, I am also very hyped about the new movie and hopefully will see it more than once for sure. And I am also very happy to be a part of Exclu Collective’s Spider-Man Week. Always good to be here. Enjoy the movie and don’t forget to take your figures to the theatre with you.
A huge thank you to Enis for taking the time and effort to compile such an incredible shoot with some of the best images of the week especially the gargoyle ledge shot. To see more of Enis’s work be sure to head over to his Instagram page @hazanenis and for all things Toy Photography stay tuned to Exclu