What is Life of Toy Photographers? It’s a book we created showcasing the amazing artists we featured on the blog in 2017. We created Life of Toy Photographers to celebrate our first anniversary as a blog. For a limited time only, we’re offering you an opportunity to purchase this book.
In the past year we’ve grown from a site with approximately 6,000 visitors a month to over 12,400 visitors in January. In 2017 we featured the work of over 52 toy photographers. These photographers participated through one of our 29 Six Image Narratives and 23 “Why?” posts. In addition to these fabulous guest artists our regular writers contributed weekly articles designed to inspire our fellow toy photographers. In total there were 290 articles written. This is an amazing accomplishment from an entirely volunteer effort.
In addition to the blog, our G+ Toy Photographers Community has grown under the guidance of Tony Tulloch into a rewarding place to share work. With Tony’s help we’ve grown the moderators into a rotating group of individuals who lead challenges and generally keep the place humming.
The blog’s thoughtfulness and maturity in the midst of a wild Instagram world is what drew me here, to a community that feels like a cafe/pub down the street! – Janan Lee
The Life of Toy Photographers is our gift to everyone who has been a part of our success. Without your comments, your feedback, your willingness to share your words and images with the community, we wouldn’t be inspired to do what we do. We love and appreciate our readers!
Besides showcasing the work of our 2017 contributors, we asked each photographer to share a few words about themselves or their photograph. By combining their images and their words we’ve created a snapshot of a year in the life of our community. It’s this combination which makes this a special book; one worthy of your collection.
Support the Cause
Yes, we’re asking you to buy the Life of Toy Photographers, 2017. This book is our fundraiser that will help us continue our mission to bring you the best of toy photography. By purchasing this book, in either a soft cover version or the eBook version, you’re sending us a vote of support. It’s a vote of confidence.
You’re probably wondering what we will do with the money. Approximately $10 from each purchases will go into a fund that we will use to grow the Toy Photographers blog. Here is a quick break down of our fundraising goals:
- 0-$499 will pay our hosting costs and backend investments
- $500- $999 we will be able to create merchandise like stickers, t-shirts, custom minifigures, patches etc. We want you to be able to say loud and proud: I am a Toy Photographer!
- $1000-$5000 we will be able to create a fund to pay an honorarium to our contributors
Ambitious? Probably. Realistic? I have no idea, but I have to ask. If you value what we do, if you want to support the blog, now is your chance. By purchasing a physical copy of our book or ebook you’re telling us you like what we do. You’re telling us you want to see more.
As a courtesy to the artists who have generously donated their images to the creation of this book, it will only be available for a limited time. So don’t delay. Purchase a copy of the ebook or softcover and help support the blog.
The Life of Toy Photographers is a truly beautiful book. With the help of Tourmaline, Julie Blair and Lizzi Standing, we were able to create a lasting document that celebrates our first year as a blog and as a community. You won’t want to miss out on this book, especially when we celebrate 2018 in volume two. I’m already looking forward to seeing how our community grows and as we grow as individual photographers.
On behalf of the entire Toy Photographers team, I want to thank you in advance for your support.
The Book will be available for purchase through Blurb until March 31st, 2018.
If you would like to meet some of these photographers in person, consider joining us over Memorial Day weekend for an epic four days of fun. All the details for the fourth annual Toy Photographers here.
Thank you for al your fun, but nevertheless hard work!
Looking forward to another year of Toy photography. 😀
Thanks Dwaas! Your support is much appreciated! So far the year is shaping up to be pretty damn awesome! Stay tuned for more toy photography fun! xoxo
I ordered my copy. I can’t wait to see it 🙂 Thank you for everything you do for this wonderful community! All of your hard work is great appreciated! All the great blog posts and photos help keep me motivated and inspired. Thank you! 🙂
Thank you so much Lynn! The blog is a labor of love and one we all enjoy doing. It would be nice if we can get to self supporting and throw a little money at our contributors for at least toy money. But if not, we will still be here motivating ourselves and our readers. Thanks for being a part of the book and our community!
Yes! Just ordered my copy! Can’t wait to lay my hands on it… This is so exciting! It’s so great to be a part of such a wonderful community!
Thank you Luigi for your support! And we are honored you are a part of our community! Thank you for sharing your images and your creativity with us!! 😀
I just ordered a copy. I like a lot printed photos and books!
Thank you!! Like you I like printed photo books! Ones featuring toy photography are the best! 😀
Ordered one. So excited. Thanks for making this happen. What an awesome idea and lasting treat! Can’t wait to see how the rest of 2018 evolves for our community. 👊🙏❤️
Thank you Doug for your support! We couldn’t do this without our loyal readers! The year is going to be so amazing! I look forward to sharing toys and photography tips in Oregon with you! 😀
Yay! Great work team and high fives to everyone involved! You guys do amazing work and I’m so pleased to be able to be a piece of brick in this ever evolving (and growing) community.
Thanks for sharing the quote too Shelly!
Thanks Janan! It takes a village, I swear! This was a total team effort! Thanks for being one of our ‘bricks’! I love that quote! I shared it with the folks at G+ recently and of course I linked it back to your account. 😀
My book has arrived. It looks amazing. So proud to be included in it.
I bought one!!! Can’t wait to see it!