I've always been horrible about getting myself to the forums (except for the diorama section), so I think it's necessary to share a bit about myself.
I've been in photojournalism (primarily newspapers) for more than 20 years. I've been customizing action figures, building dioramas and photographing them for more than 15 years. I decided to pursue my art full time after surviving a major heart surgery for a congenital defect. (I'll show you the video, if you have the guts.) So, for the last three years I've been able to have my cake and eat it too by continuing to work in, and teaching, photojournalism *and* exhibiting my "Plastics" work.
I'm primarily a satirist, specializing in mocking the oddities that make Florida interesting. But my childhood Star Wars fandom is what spawned my interest in action figures in the first place and lead to my involvement with Lucas Online. I've been making Star Wars-themed holiday photos for years. One of my most popular, Vader carving a Thanksgiving turkey, was included in Stephen Sansweet's "Star Wars Vault." That gave me the encouragement to continue with plastics.
I understand that as the first photographer and diorama artist to appear in the Star Wars Art Show, that I'm kind of a wild card. However, I hope that you will enjoy my unique art.
You may see a sample of my Star Wars work here:
PLASTICS - Star Wars
You may see a sample of my other Plastics here: