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I’m Going To Make You Shake

I'm Going To Make You Shake

I'm Going To Make You Shake II

I'm Going To Make You Shake III

It is a bit difficult to shoot stroboscopic photographs against a light background due to the compounding of exposures in-camera. You have to underexpose quite a bit to get results worth keeping.

(Special thanks to Kate & Sam for the amazing dancing robots!)

Good Things


My thanks to everyone who stopped by to browse and comment on the small collection of “good things” here at catagraph.us over the past year.

Toy Cars: 1983 Matchbox Ferrari 512 BB


The last of this series of photographs… and my favorite of the collection. It’s all about the curves.

Toy Cars: 1983 Matchbox Porsche 959


This was once my favorite model of car. I’ve since moved on to idolizing the Lotus Esprit Turbo — primarily because it made an unforgettable appearance in the excellent first volume of Diane Duane’s So You Want To Be A Wizard? series.

Toy Cars: 1983 Matchbox Chevrolet Camaro


I heard that driving a Camaro is a bit like driving a bathtub.

Toy Cars: 1983 Matchbox Kremer Porsche CKS


You can almost hear the brakes hissing.

Toy Cars: 1983 Matchbox Lancia Rally


Take a look at that beautiful rust! Just like the real thing.

Toy Cars: 1983 Matchbox Pro-Stocker


I recently shot photographs of six Matchbox replica cars from 1983. These will be posted throughout the next week as a series. The textured surfaces of these aged toys are visually arresting — particularly in conjunction with the nuances of design and engineering abstracted from the larger originals.

(These were all shot using a Canon 20d, 24-70mm f2.8 zoom, and flash on a field-expedient lateral jig constructed from an inherited Tiltall tripod and clamps. Fun!)