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Poe’s X-Wing Fighter

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Poe Dameron’s X-Wing fighter, seen in Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker is currently at the Air & Space Museum’s Udvar Hazy Center (Dulles), in their restoration hangar. It’s only visible for the next few days, come Monday it gets packed up and won’t be seen again until unveiled at its new permanent home in Washington, DC. Click below for more pics.
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I got to try the first cheeseburger…


Louis Lunch is recognized by the Library of Congress as the first restaurant to serve a hamburger. I was in New Haven CT, so I had to give it a try. See what all the fuss was about. Final verdict, it was the most delicious history lesson I’ve ever had.


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Unboxing Mars Attacks Uprising


I backed the Mars Attacks Uprising kickstarter by SideKick Lab. I also picked up the exclusive Garbage Pail Kids add-on pack. The campaign is done, but there are a limited number of packs available here. Check out this video for the full unboxing. And if you want, here are the vintage articles looking at the Hot Toys Martian Ambassador and Soldier


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Virtual Walk Through of my Gallery Show

Were you unable to make it to Richmond, VA in May for my gallery show? Here is an 11-minute walk through where I give a fun fact about each piece! Lots of pop culture

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LA Trip: TV filming Locations


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Come to The Leisure Show in Richmond, VA

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Introducing The Leisure Show, appearing in May at the Black Iris Gallery in Richmond, VA. This gallery exhibition features my pop culture photography, and I will be there in person, on opening night Friday May 7th. Come out and meet me, see my work, and maybe even take some home. Click below to learn more. …continue reading Come to The Leisure Show in Richmond, VA


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Time Travelers Poker Game

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During quarantine, I’ve filled my time by giving myself complex photo assignments. I thrive on having a project that I can’t solve immediately. I need to work out composition, sourcing props, figuring out lighting, taking the photo and finalizing it for its final form. My latest photo composition asks what if pop culture’s time travelers that visited the old west all played poker together? I wanted an image that was pleasing enough to warrant looking at it for awhile, but if you dig a little, you’ll find props from all three shows. I’ve put together props from Back to the Future III, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, and the Season 5 cliff hanger of Star Trek the Next Generation (when Data’s head blows off and he ends up in 1880s San Francisco) all into one big poker game. Read on!
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Grail Acquisition: Vintage Dagobah Playset

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When I was a kid I always wanted “Yoda’s House” playset; this was one of the mighty grails that I never got. But now I’ve restored one and collected all the figures on the packaging, I’m ready to celebrate and show off. I had been eyeballing purchasing a vintage Dagobah playset for some time, but it was finding a mostly complete set with a box in good condition that made this too hard to pass up. Not only is the box in reasonable condition, but I love the retail stickers on it. Not only was this particular box clearanced, it ended seems it ended up at $3! THREE DOLLARS?! Holy crap.

Click below for a ton more pics, including my attempt at recreating this packaging shot.
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Grail Acquisition: Luke’s Lightsaber

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I have wished for a decent Luke lightsaber for many years. I haven’t been happy with many of the offerings, and the few that I did like were really expensive. I couldn’t justify the high cost on a lightsaber. Talk about a luxury item. Anyway, due to certain circumstances, I was able to get one I’m really happy with, both for photography and swishing around. I took some more fun shots, click below for more! …continue reading Grail Acquisition: Luke’s Lightsaber


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Civil War Poker Game

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Of all the historical time periods, I’ve always been the most fascinated with the American Civil War. I grew up close enough to Antietam and Gettysburg National Parks that my family visited often, and I felt the most connected to that moment in history because of those family trips. I recently rekindled my obsession with Civil War paraphernalia and decided to use this extended time at home to challenge myself to making an accurate studio photo suitable for framing and hanging in your game room. Read on for the research I did and the lighting process to get the perfect shot. …continue reading Civil War Poker Game


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