About Me

About Me
About Me

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, 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. Most recently, I have gotten seriously into Russian Railroads during the pandemic (since I have not been playing in-person) and am looking forward to the Ultimate Railroads box that will be released later in 2021.

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.

I listen to as much music as possible. One of the most fulfilling things to me is sharing songs that I love with others..

Here are some of my favorite albums from 2020:

  • Shabaka and the Ancestors — ‘We Are Sent Here By History’
  • Joshua Burnside — ‘Into the Depths of Hell’
  • SAULT — ‘Untitled’ series (Rise, Black Is)
  • Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever — ‘Sideways to New Italy’
  • Widowspeak — ‘Plum’
  • The Weeknd — ‘After Hours’
  • NZCA Lines — ‘Pure Luxury’
  • Gengahr — ‘Sanctuary’
  • Perfume Genius — ‘Set My Heart on Fire Immediately’
  • NNAMDÏ — ‘Brat’
  • Caroline Rose — ‘Superstar’
  • Lane 8 — ‘Brightest Lights’
  • Sunglasses Kid — ‘Sophomore’
  • Margo Price — ‘That’s How Rumors Get Started’
  • I Break Horses — ‘Warnings’