The Exclu Collective is a real community platform that is made up of several photographers all with their own unique styles and creative directions which help allow us to showcase an ever increasing array of content.
Jack is the Director of Exclu and created the platform as a place for creatives and members of the toy industry to connect and share their passion for popular culture. He ensures that the platform connects with both amateur and professional photographers by way of promoting content from across the board. When not maintaining the Exclu platform, Jack keeps a keen eye on the comings and goings of the toy community.
DIRECTOR AND CREATIVE CONTROLLER
In real life, Jason Yang uses his job as a commercial animator and illustrator to fund his ever growing toy collection and photography hobby. Within the past year, Jason has collaborated with several international brands, and his toy photography has been featured at San Diego Comic Coon, NYC Toy Fair, and Star Wars Celebration. Jason posts his work as @workmoreorless on Instagram. He has three young padawans and (used to) enjoy long walks on Scarif with his wife.
Spencer Witt is a Salt Lake City, Utah based toy photographer. His work has been showcased as SDCC, Star Wars Celebration and the New York Toy Fair. His photos have been featured on StarWars.com. Entertainment Weekly and Yahoo movies. Spencer has collaborated with Hasbro on multiple occasions and Sphero. If you want prints, or commissioned photos, contact him at email@example.com. When not taking photos, Spencer enjoys spending time with his wife and puppy.
Shahzad is an India based toy photographer who has worked with various companies such as Asmus Collectibles, Kotobukiya, Sphero, Beast Kingdom and more alongside being interviewed by media outlets Buzzfeed India and the Indian Express. He also had the distinction of being the only toy photographer to have qualified for the final 30 of the Tamron Photo Challenge (West India) in 2015 and works alongside a wide array of content types and licenses.
Mark Walker is a full time professional photographer based in Nottinghamshire, UK with a studio set in the heart of the Sherwood Forest. His working week consists of Wedding and Portrait work with Toy Photography being a passion that has grown over the last few years. His work has appeared at SDCC on the Hasbro stand and on the Yahoo Movies website. When he doesn’t have a camera in his hands , they are full with being a husband and father to two boys.
Based in Austin Texas, Dale enjoys long walks on the beach and catching up on reruns of The Golden Girls in his free time…He also just happens to have an insatiable sense of humour and wit that matches his passion and dedication to his Toy Photography craft.
ASSISTANT REVIEW EDITOR
Stan is a graphic designer from Orlando, Florida, and has been an avid lover of toys for his entire life. He love’s doing anything that exercises the creative side of his brain and toy photography has been a tremendous outlet for that. When he is not taking photos of toys (which makes his wife shake her head and roll her eyes when he packs toys on all his vacations), he can be find photographing his daughter doing dance, woodworking or flying his drone for cool aerial photography.
Trevor is a New York based Creative Director and owner of The Brand Counselors. He has a growing collection of 75+ 1:6th scale stock and custom figures (and more and more Lego sets). Toy photography melds his childhood dreams of comic book illustration and film directing with his design talents and – in his mind – justifies the ridiculous money he spends on these things. When he’s not shooting, he enjoys kayaking, catching up on good TV and building seemingly endless custom figures.
Matt Heywood is the founder and EIC of EntertainmentBuddha.com where he strives to make you a better geek, one post at a time! When he’s not scouring the Internet for interesting nuggets of awesomeness he can be found in his secret lair enjoying the latest and greatest video games, films, and TV shows. If he isn’t glued to his boob tube throne you’ll find him taking pictures of toys and reviewing them, or talking Star Wars on EB’s Star Wars Time podcast show. The Force is strong with this geek, or so he tells us.
NEWS AND MEDIA EDITOR
Patrick Pchalek comes from the middle of Germany – the Harz mountains. When he’s not swinging the cooking spoon at one of his restaurants, he spends his rare spare time with photography, wild boars and toys. Well, seems that he has more time than he thinks to treat his mental balance. His pictures can be found under @wonderbunk and his trademarks are versatility and laziness. So he claims.
THAM YING KEET
Tham Ying Keet is a Customer Service Manager in a local bank in Malaysia. When he is not counting cash in his office, he can be seen taking pictures of his toys in his man cave. It’s therapeutic according to him, citing Toy Photography as a means of relaxation from his stressful job. When he’s not taking pictures of his toys, you can find him in the local cinemas catching up on the latest Hollywood blockbusters. He is a geek after all.