Action Figures (a.k.a. Dolls For Big Boys)

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I recently had the pleasure of being invited to the Middle East Film and Comic Convention (MEFCC) held annually in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is the premier pop-culture event in the Middle East, drawing thousands of visitors from across the globe.

Be it exciting cosplays or the variety of merchandise for sale, everything is so vibrant and lively. You can actually feel the creativity pulse across the exhibition halls. Events like these are a dream come true for photographers.

I love photographing people but I have never really had the chance to photograph action figures. What’s more, I never really gave a second thought as to how life-like some of these dolls, I mean action figures (all pun intended), looked. Here are the fruits of my labor for your viewing pleasure; hope you enjoy them.

Your comments and feedback are highly appreciated.

Cheers!

Superstars of Middle East ComicCon 2016

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This year’s Middle East Film and Comic Convention (MEFCC, in short) had a star-studded line-up of celebrities and experts from the comic industry. People actually queued up and paid to get autographs or selfies with their favourites. On the other hand, media representatives, including yours truly, had an exclusive interactive session with all these people. Here are a few shots from the event!

The list featured heavyweights including:

  • Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (I didn’t know who he was till I met him; I don’t watch the show – Game of Thrones / Jamie Lannister ring any bells?)
  • Christopher Lloyd (Back to the future)
  • Randy Orton (WWE)
  • Summer Glau (Firefly, Terminator: Sarah Connor)
  • Nick Frost (Shaun of the dead)
  • Veronica Taylor (voice artist extraordinaire – April from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Max Landis (Victor Frankenstein)
  • Darryl McDaniels (a.k.a. Run DMC)
  • Stan Lee (last, but certainly not the least, who made an appearance over a live video stream – creator of  Spider-Man, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Thor, the X-Men)

Here are a few shots from the event. Enjoy!