May the 4th Be With You: Matt Rohde Brings Star Wars Toys to Life on Shelter Island

Boba Fett toy photo by Matt Rohde, aka Captain Kaos
Boba Fett toy photo by Matt Rohde, aka Captain Kaos (

For those who don’t know, today, May 4—as in “May the 4th be with you”—is Star Wars Day, so what better time than now to check in with Shelter Island toy photographer and South Ferry captain Matt Rohde, aka Captain Kaos!

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The hardcore Star Wars fan and master of bringing his action figures and toy space ships from the franchise to life has been busy since we published his last batch of shots in the lead up to the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story premiere on December 16, 2016. He now has nearly 31,000 followers on his @x_captain_kaos_x Instagram account, and even more exciting, Rohde, 49, has launched his own website, Captain Kaos Online (, with a gallery of his work, regular blogs about his craft, and features about other incredible toy photographers he knows and admires. The site also has a wide selection of prints for sale.

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Below we offer up a nice range of Rohde’s newer photos, all shot on Shelter Island where he lives and works. Perhaps you’ll recognize some locations?

Visit or @x_captain_kaos_x on Instagram to see more of Matt Rohde’s photographs.