Now that I have been home for a few days I am only now beginning to process the amazing adventure my daughter and I had traveling across Europe on our way to the #baltictoysafari. When I started planning this trip earlier this year, it always seemed too good to be true. I am pleased to report that it lived up to even my wildest expectations. Now that I have experienced all that I planned it feels like a dream; one that was over all too quick. Continue reading A Beautiful Dream Full of Regrets
It seems like just yesterday when nine toy photographers met up in Vaxholm, Sweden to share the camaraderie that only arises when complete strangers meet in a beautiful location to photograph their toys.
Oh wait, It was yesterday… and what a special day it was! Continue reading Yesterday
My name is Kristina Alexanderson (@kalexanderson on twitter, flickr, insta) and I live in Sweden, Stockholm. I’ve always loved toys, and Lego has a special place in my heart! I hadn’t heard about the meet up if it wasn’t for @eastmountain who asked if I was interested in going …
It sounded awesome, fun, and just the right thing to do to get inspiration for my work with toys. So I registered. And here I am.
So who am I? Continue reading A swedish mom playing with toys
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. A monument of grand stature in the middle of a desert, surrounded by miles and miles of sand, canyons and sunshine, this setting is what I missed last time there was an official gathering of toy photographers. An opportunity I was sad to see pass me by. Continue reading Ex nihilo nihil fit
It is hard for me to believe that in less than two weeks I board a plane for Germany to begin a two week adventure that is way outside my comfort zone. An idea created earlier this year to gather like mined European toy photographers together to share ideas, shoot together and create some amazing memories is just around the corner. Continue reading Just Around The Corner
This past Saturday I had the absolute privilege to meet up with nine other local toy photographers and spend a very quick two hours running around Seward Park taking photographs of toys. This group was made up of people I admire, people who are my friends and people who I want to get to know better. It was a morning well spent. Continue reading A Morning Well Spent
In one week, on June 6th, we have planned the largest gathering of PNW Toy Photographers yet to assemble. We will be meeting at Seward Park at the Audubon Center, near the main entrance, and we want you to join us!
So far we have eight people (@Dinoczars, @Wiiman, @sunnymartini, @ThisBrick, @stephrcdore, @gwenji_, @camrc_ and myself) have committed to coming out with toys and cameras in tow. I know there are still a few people on the fence and I am hoping we can reach the magic number of ten. We have come along way since three strangers (@bricksailboat, @Dinoczars and myself) met in a Ballard pub over two years ago. I had no idea that this inauspicious beginning would grow into some of the most wonderful experiences I have had the privilege of participating in. These have included a stellar day on Mount Rainier, the incomparable Las Vegas Toy Safari and the Photo Walk that was part of the In Lego / We Connect week of festivities. Not to mention the numerous casual gatherings with BrickSailboat, Wiiman and Dinoczars as we have discovered various parks around Seattle.
When toy photographers gather in any numbers, good times are sure to follow.
So, if you are in the Seattle area I hope you will consider joining in the fun; all ages, toys, and camera types are welcome. We will be gathering at 10:30 am for about two hours of toy photography fun.
If you decide to join us, I promise you a morning of fun, friends and toys… lots of toys.
If you live in Europe and are interested in joining Me2, Avanaut and myself in Stockholm on August 28th, then please check out our plans for another epic toy photographers meet-up!