I’m David Cubero, a Barcelona-born and based VFX and motion graphics artist for ads, movies, and animation.

I love toys and photography and I have been taking pics of my toy collection since 2009. I share my work on Instagram, Facebook, and Flickr with all kinds of articulated figures.

When I'm not rendering frames I like to imagine what do our heroes do when they are not being heroic or saving somebody, and take pictures of it. I like it so much that I have been doing it for almost 10 years.

Here's a little selection of my photographs.

 

More info: Instagram | Facebook | twitter.com | flickr.com

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Do You Know Something About This, T’challa?

Do You Know Something About This, T’challa?

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TheReader19
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2 years ago

No, no never seen those before

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Ideas come to me while watching movies and I see something that could work as a joke. For example, when Captain America gave the shield to The Falcon at the end of Endgame, it was a great source of jokes about the upcoming relationship between Bucky and Sam. Some ideas come out while playing with my collection. It's simple, on a quiet Saturday afternoon with my kids and a table full of figures, suddenly I pose a figure in a peculiar way and there’s an interesting photo. Like that one of the Alien and the piano or Thanos skateboarding. The one with Thanos and the skateboard went viral because Josh Brolin made skateboard movies when he was younger, so he uploaded it on his stories on Instagram. It's funny when these kinds of coincidences happen!

I like working with my Sony Alpha Camera and 90mm macro. I use some Lume Cube lights and a vaper to create some foggy scenes. Sometimes I use crackers and little fireworks to make little action scenes. For the scenes, I 3D print some props sometimes but I buy some dollhouse furniture too. You can see some of my ‘behind the scenes’ on Instagram.

#2

Bath Time

Bath Time

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glowworm2
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2 years ago

I am dying of laughter at his tongue coming out of the mask to clean himself!

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#3

Stark Wanted Groot To Join The Avengers So Bad

Stark Wanted Groot To Join The Avengers So Bad

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TheReader19
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2 years ago

But who will push Groot?

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My personal favorites are the ones about the love and hate relationship between Tony Stark and Steve Rogers. It's very funny to see them being friends or angry with each other. In general, I love recreating their daily lives. Black Panther acting like a cat at home is funny too and seeing how the Avengers live with Hulk's anger can be hilarious. I also have some favorites out of the Marvel world, like the ones with Vader and the Emperor having some fun time together.

#4

Have A Nice Weekend!

Have A Nice Weekend!

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Katherine Perigo
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2 years ago

Haha I love Deadpool! LMAO

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#5

Fear

Fear

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Steffen Beth
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2 years ago

Should have been a cucumber.....

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The main sources of inspiration for me are the classical Marvel Comics, Jack Kirby, John Buscema, Steve Ditko. I always come back to them when I'm out of ideas. But in terms of jokes I always admired how Bill Watterson makes us have a great time with a few lines in his comic strips, it's a great reference. I look into movies too, of course, to see how they make the special effects. In toy photography, my favorite artist is Avanaut, he makes exquisite photos and I think that everybody who is in this toy photography thing is a big fan of his work.

#6

Civil War

Civil War

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TheReader19
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2 years ago

Bloody selfish, grounds for separate beds

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#7

Saturdays Are For Comic Books

Saturdays Are For Comic Books

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TheReader19
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2 years ago

Yep, everything looking good here

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It may sound obvious but my main goal is having fun and trying to bring some laughs to people's timelines. Besides that, I love collaborating with toy brands. I made a solo exhibition a few years ago and was quite successful and gave a few workshops in Barcelona. Two years ago, before the pandemic, one of my pictures was selected and exhibited at the Musee de l'Homme in Paris, that was great. Toy photography made me live some nice experiences and I hope more will come in the future. Maybe I would like to make another exhibition with my new work in the future, hope it comes soon!

#8

I Don't Know If I Like Your New Friend, Chewie...

I Don't Know If I Like Your New Friend, Chewie...

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Katherine Perigo
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2 years ago

HAHA!!!!! So true

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#9

I Think You Should Ask The Wakandians To Review That New Metal Arm Of Yours‬, Bucky

I Think You Should Ask The Wakandians To Review That New Metal Arm Of Yours‬, Bucky

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Kaori Panda
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18 hours ago

LMAO

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#10

Road To Infinity War

Road To Infinity War

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Daria B
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2 years ago (edited)

So THAT is how he grows a beard for Infinity War!

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#11

The Truth About The Day After The Civil War

The Truth About The Day After The Civil War

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Vicky Z
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15 hours ago

Needs some emotional support

#12

Relaxing Hobbies

Relaxing Hobbies

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Sam W.
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2 years ago

Love the shredded lettuce

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#13

Afternoon

Afternoon

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TheReader19
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2 years ago

All work and no play

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#14

It's All About The Pose

It's All About The Pose

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Foxyloxylou
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2 years ago

"WE RIDE!" "Tony wHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DRINKING"

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#15

Tslif (Thank Stan Lee It's Friday)

Tslif (Thank Stan Lee It's Friday)

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TheReader19
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2 years ago

To Stan Lee we raise our glasses

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#16

Child's Play

Child's Play

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Liesa Yopp
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2 years ago

Bang up job on the perspective to make him look smaller. Well done.

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#17

Don't Be Too Proud Of This Technological Terror You Have Constructed, Mr. Stark

Don't Be Too Proud Of This Technological Terror You Have Constructed, Mr. Stark

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ADHORTATOR
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2 years ago

The ability to build an armour is insignificant next to the power of the Force....!

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#18

When The Avengers Met The Guardians

When The Avengers Met The Guardians

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electricblue
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2 years ago

Star Lord standing over there like 'I don't know what they did to it.'

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#19

Hulk Wanna Play

Hulk Wanna Play

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Kandace Irin Boseren-Andou
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2 years ago

suddenly i remember nifflers

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#20

Avengers Of The Galaxy? Groot Joining Stark's Side On The Upcoming Civil War? Whatever, The Man Makes Everything Look Cooler

Avengers Of The Galaxy? Groot Joining Stark's Side On The Upcoming Civil War? Whatever, The Man Makes Everything Look Cooler

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Lyndsey
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2 years ago

Now I want Groot with an Iron Plant suit in an upcoming movie, ngl.

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#21

...and Then The Guardians Met The The Lords Of The Sith

...and Then The Guardians Met The The Lords Of The Sith

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Dawn Soehren
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2 years ago

LOL

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#22

Seems Like It's Going To Be Another Busy Week At Stark Labs

Seems Like It's Going To Be Another Busy Week At Stark Labs

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Person2638
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2 years ago

I just noticed the leg...

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#23

A Day At The Park

A Day At The Park

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Katherine Perigo
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2 years ago

These toddlers are thinking about their future. LOL LMAO

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#24

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

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electricblue
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2 years ago

pretty sure once they get it up Black Panther is just gonna knock it down

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#25

When The Weekend Comes And You Have All Your Work Done

When The Weekend Comes And You Have All Your Work Done

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Andres Tejeda
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2 years ago

Thanos chillin after a long day of killing half the universe.

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#26

Dr Banner’s Endless Personality Disorders

Dr Banner’s Endless Personality Disorders

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Hard 2 Guess
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2 years ago

Imagine. Actually now I want to see this happen.

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#27

Spikes Admiration

Spikes Admiration

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CCL_2018
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2 years ago

Or is it Spikes Envy?

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#28

When Will They Stop Behaving Like Children?

When Will They Stop Behaving Like Children?

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Nick P
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2 years ago

Give me my stuff back...

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#29

They Love When The Doctor Makes A Visit

They Love When The Doctor Makes A Visit

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Foxyloxylou
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2 years ago

"YOOOOOOOOOO DOC IS IN THE HOUSE!"

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#30

Alex Made New Friends

Alex Made New Friends

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ADHORTATOR
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2 years ago

Vader should drink blue milk :-)

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#31

Thief-E

Thief-E

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Dawn Soehren
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2 years ago

ROFLMAO...tooo funny!

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#32

Are You Pure In Heart, Tony?

Are You Pure In Heart, Tony?

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Jordy Star
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2 years ago

Nope

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#33

Roots!

Roots!

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Kandace Irin Boseren-Andou
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2 years ago

So Black widow just ride Hulk ?? wow

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#34

Hulk Don't Wanna Hear One More Peep Out Of You!

Hulk Don't Wanna Hear One More Peep Out Of You!

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LOttawa
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2 years ago

I need to hire hulk....

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#35

Waiting For The Next Movie Can Be Exhausting

Waiting For The Next Movie Can Be Exhausting

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Person2638
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2 years ago

The author lowkey ships Steve and Tony.

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