This Toy Photographer Uses Practical Effects for Amazing Action Photos

Jared Middleton (AKA Sirdork) is a toy photographer who brings miniature scenes to life using practical effects. His photos are created by carefully setting up scenes with action figures and then adding in things like water, snow, dirt, and sparklers to complete the look.

“You’re never too old to play with your toys,” writes the Clifton Park, New York-based photographer.

Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at how Middleton creates his photos:

And here’s a selection of photos he has made so far:

You can find more of Middleton’s work on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram. The photos shared on his Instagram are usually accompanied by behind-the-scenes clips — just click through the gallery carousel. You can also buy prints and merchanise over in his Etsy store.

Image credits: Photographs by Jared Middleton and used with permission