I’m giddy with excitement about this week’s podcast episode! I interviewed French photographer Karine Linder, whose unique toy photos are posted under the moniker Eat My Bones.
Karine is unlike any other photographer I’ve had on the show, because her subjects of choice are called Pose Skeletons, from Japanese company Re-Ment. She didn’t set out to become a toy photographer – she had picked up a skeleton while visiting Japan, and later began using him to add flare to her travel photos. Before long, she added more skeletons to her collection, and now sees them as a family unit – the father and mother, Edgard and Rebecca, and their son, Peter. They even have skeleton pets!
Eat My Bones
I found Karine’s work over in our Google+ community, and immediately fell in love with it. I tracked down her contact information, and actually interviewed her for the podcast back in February. I was curious about why she photographs skeletons, and in such a unique way. It was wonderful chatting with her, and I hope you enjoy the conversation as much as I did. You can listen to it now on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts, and of course it’s embedded right here:
If you want to see more of Karine’s work – and keep up up with the adventures of Edgard and his family! – I encourage you to follow her on her blog, Instagram, Facebook, Flickr, and Google+.
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This is such a lovely interview!
To hear Karine refer to Edgar and Rebecca throughout the interview is really adorable. They aren’t toys, they’re her family.
A great interview, again, James! Thank you.
And Merci Karine for sharing your wonderful story with us.
Thank you Brett! This was one of my favorite interviews, Karine was a fantastic guest and had so many wonderful things to say about her photography and little skeleton family.
Karine and James this was a charming interview. I really enjoyed listing to your conversation. And Karine, I hope you will have an exhibition of your work so you can share it with your family and friends. Im sure you will make new friends and create new fans of your fun and whimsical photos. Also I hope you will join the StuckinPlastic toy meet-up in June that’s planned for Paris. I think you already met Julien but you will have the chance to meet several more amazing and wonderful people there.
Thank you again Karine for sharing the story behind your skeleton family. 🙂
One thousand thanks you James for this interview!
My mom has listened it today and said “I’m impress!” … this is a great compliment to hear for me!!
Thank you Shelly and Brett for you warm words 🙂 The Toy Photography Community is so welcoming and kindly.
I took my train tickets for Paris in June, I’m hopping up and down with impatience!
You’re very welcome, Karine! Thank YOU again for coming onto the podcast and sharing your story. I had a wonderful time. Have fun in Paris! Someday I’ll travel that way and would love the chance to shoot with you.
This was a great interview. I had not heard about Eat My Bones or her work until listening to this episode. So often one is introduced to an artist thru their work, but It was great to get to know the artist a bit before checking out her awesome work.
Thanks Dave! I’m glad the podcast led you to Karine’s work. Get ready for a lot of amazing stuff in your feed!
Karine! So lovely to hear you and learn more about you. I too fell in love with the Pose Skeletons. They’re great for stop-motion animation!
A wonderful interview that highlights the versatility of the Re-ment figures. These wonderful skeletons seem to fit my Lego Creator vehicle builds so well. Thanks Karine and James for the inspiration to get my skeletons out of my displays and get them in form of the camera again.
I was only partially aware of the Pose Skeletons before seeing Karine’s work, but immediately bought one for myself once I did. They’re so fun!