The other day I was looking for a recipe that I knew I had posted to my blog, and I ended up rereading an entry from 2010: My Weekend with Superboy. If you don't want to go read it and come back, I'll summarize: In order to passive-aggressively show a friend that being an introvert on the weekends doesn't mean that I'm horribly alone, I carried my Superboy figure around with me for an entire weekend and (with Kristin's help) documented our many fun activities together.
While rereading the entry, I was struck by how much I liked this photo from the entry:
Thinking about that for a minute, I tried to figure out what made that picture different from others in the entry, like these:
and realized that the difference is that in those photos, I am clearly taking a picture of an action figure. Maybe we're holding it against something or leaning it on something, but Superboy, in those photos, is treated as a static plastic prop. In the top photo, though, I treated Superboy more like a person, and I was intrigued by that thought. What if I tried that again?
I considered, and took a few test photos on my porch, one of which I deemed satisfactory:
I decided that this idea still had possibilities, so today I took Superboy to my building on campus, and tried a few more test shots:
(I really like that black and white one)
Flipping through them (and the rejects) on the camera, I decided that I wanted to try for one with the Sunsphere in the background. World's Fair Park might be too close to the Sunsphere to get Superboy in it without laying on the ground, so I decided to try the roof of the Market Square Parking garage, which was free today since it's a holiday, and I think I was pretty successful:
I'm going to have to try this again, maybe with Ferro Lad.