Podcast 11 – “Together”

Having some time off from the podcast last week was nice, but I have to admit that I missed it! All week long I felt like I was forgetting something. I’m happy to be back in action, and am very proud of this month’s themed episode with my good friend Kristina Alexanderson.

This month, Kristina and I tackled the theme “Together,” and came up with two wildly different interpretations that led to a great discussion on important issues like gender norms in society, and how our relationships with one another are influenced by technology.

As always, the episode is live now on the various podcast apps around the internet, or you can listen right here on this post. Follow along with the episode by checking out our photos below. Happy listening!

Kristina’s Image

2 Ken dolls together by Kristina Alexanderson

Kristina ventured outside her comfort zone for this month’s image, choosing not to shoot LEGO or Stormtroopers and instead turning to what we think are two Ken dolls. She’s working on a new project this year that will challenge societal norms, and this was her first image for it. I love it, and can’t wait to see the rest of the series!

My Image(s)

LEGO minifigures together by James Garcia

Funnily enough, Kristina and I both resorted to portrait orientation for our photos, despite preferring landscape. Like with our episode on Feelings, I cheated a bit and technically took three images, despite them belonging together in a triptych. Like Kristina, I too wanted to shed light on a societal issue: Technology and how it affects our relationships. Are these figures together… or together but not together?

My image reminded Kristina of Sherry Turkle’s TED Talk on “Alone Together,” which I was unaware of. You can check that out here if you’re interested!

Your Images

We didn’t get any listener submissions this month (that we saw, I apologize if you took an image that we missed!), but the invitation is open for you to participate as well! If you have any photo ideas for the Together theme, or our next theme, Choices, post them to social media with the appropriate hashtags (#tp_together and #tp_chocies, as well as our #toy_photographers tag!) and tag both myself (@thereeljames23) and Kristina (@kalexanderson) so that we can discuss our them on our next episode! You can also email them to us directly at toyphotographypod@gmail.com

As always, thank you so much for listening. I look forward to your own interpretations of the Together theme – leave us your thoughts in the comments below!

-James

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2 Comments

  1. Ben

    This is the first time I’ve listened to your podcast and I started to listen before you described each other’s shots. I imagined them almost exactly how you described so your descriptions must have been good. I’ll definit try and post some shots for “Choices”
    – B.A.D.Lego

  2. Leila @brickandmordor

    I’m finally all caught on the podcast! I’ve been enjoying them SO MUCH! I really love the theme series and hearing you and Kristina dive deep into the images’ various meanings and feelings. It’s great to take a chunk of time to devote to appreciating the individual elements as well as the whole picture. THANK YOU!

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