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Metallo vs. Dr. Tolian Soran (194/365)

Metallo vs. Dr. Tolian Soran (194/365)

Posted to Flickr on 14 July 2010. Part of the Duel 365 series.

Metallo: John Corben, powerful cyborg supervillain fueled by a large chunk of Kryptonite housed in his chest cavity and obsessed with destroying Superman.

Dr. Tolian Soran: Brilliant and obsession-fueled El-Aurian scientist whose plans include destroying stars in an attempt return to an energy ribbon known as "the Nexus."

If they had to fight, who would win?

#194 in the Duel 365 series.

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This photo was taken in my kitchen using some pretty simple Gear. You might be surprised to discover how low-tech my "photography studio" really is.

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Duel 365

Duel 365 was a year-long project I started in 2010. The goal was to post one photo each day depicting a duel, usually between two pop culture figures, and asking the question, "If they had to fight, who would win?" At the request of those who came to follow the project, I also provided text descriptions of each character. One of the rules was to avoid using the same figure in multiple photos. Another challenge was that I was not allowed to use Photoshop or other advanced photo editors to create the scenes; all editing was done either in-camera or with Apple’s iPhoto software. Over 700 figures were used for the project, which believe it or not represents only a small part of my toy collection.


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