My name is Ryan, I work in technology for a paycheck, enjoy nature photography for sanity, and I also collect toys – specifically LEGO minifigures. I puttered with toy photography a few years ago, drifted away from it, then found myself dabbling at it again, when the weather of yet another New England winter combined with a health issue to keep me at home far more than my creative needs could stand. I realized the toys I was “collecting” [read: gathering in a box] were right there, waiting on me to pay attention. They are all just tiny, quirky characters, each with a story to tell, and I’m the guy they are counting on to make that happen.  Now, we’re all in California, with a slew of new adventures and settings to take advantage of! And no snow!