This Photographer Combines Toys and Practical Effects

Mitchel Wu is a professional toy photographer. He combines toys, photography skills, practical effects, and imagination to create “alternative universes” in which toy characters come to life.

Instead of using digital trickery in Photoshop, Wu carefully sets up his shots to capture things like flying objects and splashes on camera.

Many of Wu’s photographs combine characters from different universes, creating bizarre crossover storylines.

Thanks for the popularity of his work, Wu has been hired by clients ranging from Warner Bros to Mattel.

You can find more of Wu’s work on his Instagram, Facebook, and website.

Image credits: Photographs by Mitchel Wu and used with permission