Simply put, ToyPhotographers.com is a blog for and about toy photography.

I founded Toy Photographers.com as an extension of my creative journey through the art of toy photography. Throughout my five year stint as a toy photographer I’ve tried to champion the art of toy photography first through the Instagram feature site BrickCentral and later through the arts collective StuckinPlastic. I’ve also coordinated two fine art toy photography shows in conjunction with the Bryan Ohno Gallery.

On this new adventure I will continue to share my creative process while showcasing the diverse voices of the toy photography community through guest authors. There will be creative challenges, glimpses behind the scenes as well as photography tips and tricks to help you develop your own style. We will examine the art of storytelling through the still photograph and look for creative inspiration outside our own community. My hope is that I can inspire you to step outside your comfort zone and take your photography to the next level.

Of course, no adventure is complete without a few friends coming along to share the journey. I’m thrilled that my dear friend Brett Wilson will be joining me on this new journey. His unique point of view and his willingness to share his own creative process makes him a natural partner in this new chapter. Plus he is simply an awesome and fun guy! And when you’re an adult playing with toys, that’s an important qualification!

Of course as we grow this new site, we will add other regular voices and different points of view to inspire you and your own creative journey.

Here’s to new beginnings and the art of fun!

~ Shelly