An hour in the woods

After over six years of living in my area, I finally decided to make a little effort to go find some woodland to play in. Our garden was hit hard this year by the hot dry weather, and it’s not quite as pretty as I want and it hasn’t been …

New figures, new stories

With the London meet-up in less than a month, I’ve been preparing madly. Part of this preparation involved getting a set of custom TV Heads (from @krash_override) for the paid participants! If you’ve been following Toy Photographers for a while, you will almost certainly have seen these guys around. Since they …

Wizarding Brickheadz

A few months ago I wasn’t that keen on BrickHeadz. Then I got the Go Brick Yourself set, which was lots of fun and I had a great time photographing it! As did a lot of toy photographers when they got to build themselves at the Oregon toy safari! This …

Rain dance

England is known for its rain. Its drizzle. Its downpours. But there’s been no rain in weeks. It’s dry and dead out there. I’m sitting by the window watching storm clouds gather as I write this, but they are yet to break. Might not break. Won’t break. The rain just …

What to photograph?

I’ve been in a creative slump and to get out of it, i’ve been reading The Photographer’s Playbook, looking for inspiration. I’ve found a lot of interesting ideas and things that have made me think.

In Paris with friends

I’ve just got in from the Stuck in Plastic European toy safari – this year held in the city of Paris. I’m beyond exhausted. I’m a little broken. My mind is mush. My feet are sore. But five nights with my toy photography friends has restored me in ways that …

Meet-ups galore!

We’ve been going on for months about toy safaris, in particular the one just gone in Oregon, but also the one I’m beginning to arrange for the autumn in the UK (see the end of this post for more details!) This week however (as of about 3 hours ago, if …

Brickstameet London

This past weekend there was a meet-up in London, a Brickstameet, hosted by The Courteous and cheepjokes who was visiting from Australia. It was a mash up with @igerslondon, who tend to do photowalks around London (and not ones normally involving toys)! I wasn’t going to go, but last minute …

How does your garden grow?

Mary, Mary, quite contrary, How does your garden grow? With silver bells, and cockle shells, And pretty maids all in a row. Spring has well and truly sprung, and summer is making its moves. Our garden has gone from being relatively tamed to being almost completely overgrown. We try to have big …

LEGO meets Kendo

Kendo – a Japanese form of fencing with two-handed bamboo swords, originally developed as a safe form of sword training for samurai. – Google When I found out LEGO had Kendo figures, I was pretty damn excited! My hobby! In LEGO! Awesome. For a toy photographer this was doubly exciting as …