Free is never free

Social media isn’t free. There is an actual, real and concrete cost to social media. Not the typical metaphorical costs often mentioned like time away from family, unnecessary screen time, privacy costs etc. I’m talking about real dollars and cents (or your equivalent currency). Free is never free If you …

G+ Challenge: Spooky

After carefully looking through last months G+ Challenge: Spooky, one thing is very clear – you guys LOVE Halloween! From the spooky to the funny to the truly frightening, the members of the G+ Community showed their holiday spirit. One of the great aspects of Toy Photography is that you …

Where does the magic reside?

Everyone has their own reasons to photograph toys. But where does the magic reside? Does it reside in recreating your favorite scenes from iconic movies? Or maybe it happens when you delve deep and pull from your own experience? Maybe you believe the magic resides in creating your own stories …

How to Create a Character

You’ve heard us talk time and time again here on the Toy Photographers blog about the importance of story telling. We enjoy featuring artists like Austin and Joseph who always seem to have a fully developed story behind their photos. Yet I rarely practice what I preach, much less read. …

Women’s Brick Initiative

What the heck is the Women’s Brick Initiative? Simply put, it’s an idea born out of the friendship of three women, Alice Finch, Jacqueline Sanchez and myself. Our friendship is based on our mutual respect and our love of all things LEGO. We want to use our friendship and love …

Mirror, Mirror…

Mirror, mirror on the wall…it seems you have better uses after all. Most notably I can use a mirror as a substitute backdrop when an unobstructed vista is not available for toy photography. I live in an older suburb where the houses are just close enough to be annoying for …

Another step in the journey

I started writing about toy photography four years ago to share both my knowledge and my own artistic journey. Part of that journey has involved attempting to sell my work. I’ve participated in several gallery exhibitions, more than a few coffee shop shows and a couple of geek meet-ups. Recently …