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 …

Dino and I

I bought a toy dinosaur last week. In fact, I bought quite a few new toys, but the dinosaur is the only one who has made it out to play. I’ve fallen in toy love, all other toys (temporarily) abandoned in favour of this new flavour. I really love my …

Ode to moss

Moss. We seem to talk a little endlessly about it’s use in toy photography, and today it’s my turn to jump on the ‘we love moss’ bandwagon! As you might know if you’ve been keeping up with my posts, I’ve just come back from a week in the Lake District. …

The toys of Kinder Surprise

What with it being Easter tomorrow, I decided to break out the chocolate early and get myself some toys in the process! Cue me buying a six pack of Kinder eggs to relive my childhood. There was nothing better than a Kinder egg as a kid. Peeling the foil wrapper off, …

What’s in my (holiday) bag?

I’m off on holiday in the morning and there’s been some frantic packing going on to get everything ready for our 5 hour trip up to the Lake District. That said, my toy selection and camera gear has been (mostly) prepared for days! So, hot on the heels of Shelly’s awesome …

Exposure is snow joke

Last week England was hit by a cracking few days of snow. Of course, everything completely ground to a halt, but for this toy photographer, it was a bit of a dream come true! I rushed out into the garden and took as many photos as I could think of! …

Looking back, going forwards

When I decided that this year would be a fallow year for my photography, in terms of not picking up any major projects or forcing anything to happen, I knew I would probably need to spend some time looking back on where I have been over the last five years …

In a blind bag bind

Sometimes, you have a bad day and just need to buy a bunch of toys to cheer yourself up. Of course, shops these days are FULL of blind bag/box type toys for ‘kids’ to spend their pocket money on (or Tesco coupons in this case). So, in the interests of …

jANTMANuary Photo Challenge Winners!

With February well underway, it’s time to announce the winners of our awesome jANTMANuary contest! The challenge? Take a photo of AntMan. Not just any photo though! As the original brief stated: There’s a catch— your figure needs to be involved in day-to-day events – interacting in real world happenings, …