Podcast 06 – Kristina Alexanderson Interview

Before Kristina Alexanderson was ever the co-host of the monthly themed episodes of the Toy Photographers Podcast, she was a guest!

I wanted to interview her for several reasons: Her friendship and history of collaboration with Shelly, our mutual love of Stormtroopers, and the fact that I frankly didn’t know much about her despite having met her at the Seattle Toy Photo Safari back in March 2016. I even shared an hour long car ride with Shelly and Kristina that weekend. I hadn’t become engrained in the toy photography community yet and was honestly too shy to be conversational!

If you had told me two years ago that I would now have a friendship with both Shelly and Kristina, and host a podcast where I talked to people each week, I wouldn’t have believed you!

The Interview

Kristina was high on my list of people I wanted to interview, and we actually recorded this episode two days after Christmas. We covered a wide range of topics, like how she started her toy photography journey by kidnapping her children’s toys, blurring the lines between Star Wars iconography and fairy tales, how her ambitious 365 project was going, and what her goals were for 2018.

The episode is live now at all the usual places, and as always you can listen to it right here!

Thank you so much for listening. There won’t be a new episode next week, but fret not; starting in March we’ll be moving to four episodes a month instead of three! There are some great guests coming and fun things planned, so stay tuned.

-James

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6 Comments

  1. Heya folks

    Excellent podcast. I am really digging these interviews with my fellow toy photographers, and getting to know a bit of the artist behind the art.

    One comment that struck me is when Kristina mentioned that she sometimes thinks about those guys who use smoke and all that, and she has decided thats simply not her. Likely because I am one of those smoke throwers 🙂 My thought was that I often look at her work and think that I wish I could make such soft, impactful images using nothing but available light. I often wish I could make those images myself.

    Maybe we should get together and swap tips 🙂

  2. James and Kristina,

    I really enjoyed this interview. Its always interesting to hear about events from a different perspective. Kristina you continue to be an inspiration for me. May our friendship be long and enjoyable.

    And James don’t worry, the first time I met Kristina she intimidated me! That was probably the real reason we didn’t talk on that fateful day in Vaxholm. Now she doesn’t intimidate me, but she always challenges me…as only good friends can do.

    I look forward to your next joint podcast.

    • Kristina

      Dearest Shelly, thank you for reaching out otherwise we would never have grown to be friends. James as I said and can say again I really think you do an amazing work with these interviews and I just a lucky person to be your co-host every third or forth week 🙂

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