Hey Toy Fans!
Silver Screen Toys and Collectibles is excited to announce a brand new partnership with local photographer Stephen Calvert. Steve hails from Lindsay Ontario and shares in our passion for pop culture. We’re happy to welcome him to the Silver Screen family.
Steve credits Star Wars as one of his biggest childhood influences but also his love for Aliens, Predator, Jurassic Park, Marvel and DC properties among others. As an adult Steve’s interests expanded to include fantasy and science fiction properties with a “supernatural” or “mythological” theme.
When the Funko Company exploded on the toy scene with their POP Vinyl line of figures and bobble-heads, the sheer number of licences they had made it easy for Steve to collect most of his favourite characters in one scale and aesthetic. Not wanting his collection to be hidden away from the world Steve took to arranging and photographing them in movie like scenes of his own creation. Instagram became an outlet to share his creativity and now over 1000 followers view Steve’s work regularly!
As an artist Steve suffered some creative blocks attributed to the inherent lack of poseability in POP Vinyl figures. But that wasn’t going to keep him from honing his craft. So with his love for Star War Steve dove headlong into Hasbro’s six inch line of Black Series figures. With Hasbro’s inconsistency to produce high fidelity likenesses of their actors this led Steve to look to other lines who’s likenesses were even better, and that led him to the seven inch Alien and Predator lines from NECA.
Steve’s photography takes your favourite toys and orchestrates them in situations you always wanted but Hollywood never considered! Whether it’s Boba Fett Patrolling with a squad of Stormtroopers or an Alien facehugger impregnating Ash Ketchum, Steve’s work is not only inspiring but also beautiful and captivating.
Now, with access to the Silver Screen Toys and collectibles private collection we’re proud to provide Steve with new subject material allowing him to expand his portfolio and contribute to his growth as an artist.
Silver Screen Toys and Collectibles is excited to announce that we are now the exclusive outlet for “Steve’s Figtography”. You can now purchase select 8 X 10 prints of Steve’s work here in the store at 1 Main Street Bobcaygeon Ontario, online at www.silverscreentoysandcollectibles.com and throughout Ontario at the various conventions and trade shows we attend.
Until next time toy fans....
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