Meet Johnny Wu, Professional Toy Photographer

We spend a day with toy photographer Johnny Wu (aka SgtBananas), whose beautiful photos bring toys to life and have gathered a big following on Instagram. Johnny shows us how he stages scenes in his miniature studio, lights his figures, and uses practical effects to add weather to his photos!

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9 thoughts on “Meet Johnny Wu, Professional Toy Photographer

  1. Awesome! Thanks for this awesome video. I wonder to what extent the figure portraits direct his work. Does the facial expression limit him and how he chooses to pose them, etc? Obviously a super talented guy!

  2. I love your artwork Johnny – I can see the passion and care applied to each image. Cool to see a breakdown of your process!

  3. that was as cool a video as you implied on twitter.

    i really like his narrative-first approach to effects. he treats them basically like dessert – a worthy addition to a meal, but something you add as a sweet treat at the end. many a hollywood person would do well to take a page out of his book there.

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