I am Spencer, board game enthusiast and photographer! The immersive photos for this project focus on different tabletop games, board games, and elements with all effects created in-camera and minimal post-production clean-up in Photoshop.
I love practical special effects in movies and wanted photos in this project to exist in the real world and make people wonder how they were created. Each photo takes, on average, about 3 to 4 hours to complete, which doesn’t include the time for concept and development! The creation process is very satisfying and I aim to make photos that wow. Take a look around on Board Game Photos and enjoy your stay.
As an extrovert, the social aspect to gaming is what pulls me in most. Games like The Resistance, Escape: Curse of the Temple, Captain Sonar, Codenames, and other team-based games are some of my favorites. I generally love games more that have an objective rather than competing for points but I will play anything and adore thinking of all the effort that went into producing a game. My sister and I would play Monopoly and other common board games as kids (and I would most likely cheat), I enjoyed poker and card games in college, and am always up for a game of Scrabble, but it wasn’t till one of my best friends got hooked on Settlers of Catan and introduced me to it that I knew what a great world of gaming existed. Some of my best gaming experiences are: playing Pandemic with my wife and losing 8 times over the course of a few nights before finally beating it; a weekend of back-to-back-to-back games of Catan with my wife and sister-in-law; and any time Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective hits the table.
If you would like to support this project, I sell photo prints and also have a Patreon page where you can pledge $1-5 per finished photo I take. I have a few massive game photo ideas in the hopper that are going to require dollars outside of what I am able to put towards it; photos that will involve hiring actors, prop purchasing, costume making, and travel. Your help with funding will let these photos come to life!
I love music and listen to as much as possible. One of my favorite things is sharing my favorite tracks.
Here are some of the best albums I’ve heard in 2019 so far: