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 …

Questions on quality

I’m not good at giving answers. I’m way better at asking questions. If the following maximum is true… “All I know is that I know nothing.” – Socrates …then I’m the true master. In addition, I put question marks beautifully. Do you hear how gracefully I mark their curves? It’s …

My 400th Blog Post

This is my 400th blog post. It seems like only yesterday I was writing my 300th blog post. Where has the time gone? While my 300th blog post first appeared on Stuck in Plastic, my 400th blog post finds me in a very different place: The Toy Photographers Blog. So …

Listen, look on your desk, and pilfer!

Monday morning: Arrive at work…URGGH! Coffee. Sit at my desk and get lost in James’ latest podcast. Catch up on the weekend’s Toy Photographers posts. Panic that I don’t have a post written for the week. Scramble. Pilfered Ideas James’ post about expanding his toy photographing subject matter beyond what …

#WithToysinMind

Mental health and wellbeing is something that has touched everyone in one form or another. According to the UK National Health Service, 1 in 6 people experience common mental health issues such as anxiety or depression in any given week.* I’ve suffered with both depression and anxiety since I was …

Smorgasporg

In my last post I wrote about marvelling at the articulated toys gang and their elaborate and precise posing of their toys at the Oregon Toy Photo Safari. But a couple of toys with zero points of articulation won my heart and are currently my favourite toy photography subjects. I …

Downtime

The instant that little NO SERVICE materialized at the top of my phone as Dave and I rolled into that deceptively picturesque beach town in Oregon, I was like, Oh fuck.  I’ve made a huge mistake. How will I yelp the best gelato? Compare brunch menus?? Sniff out where the …