Knowing the Artist

For the last 9 months, I’ve had the privilege of interviewing toy photographers from around the world for over 30 episodes (and counting!) of the podcast. When first pitching the show to Shelly and Brett, I hoped it could be an extension of the “Why?” posts we do here on the …

Finding New Grounds

The thing that keeps this toy photography thing interesting for me is discovery. I try to think of aesthetics I haven’t seen before and, if possible, try to go for something I think could look nice and different. A few years ago I realized I hadn’t seen underwater toy photography …

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 …

My first exhibit

At the end of July I participated in first person at my first photographic exhibition, during ItLUG Lecco 2018 organized by Marco Chiappa in collaboration with ItLUG ItLUG Lecco is unquestionably one of the largest LEGO-themed exhibitions in Italy and attracts more than 10,000 visitors. This year around 200 exhibitors …

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. …

The 2018 Melbourne Toy Photographers Meetup

October in Melbourne. The Royal Melbourne Show. The Melbourne International Arts Festival. The Victorian Seniors Festival. And now the 2018 Melbourne Toy Photographers Meetup! While I was off enjoying myself at the Oregon Toy Photo Safari, Tony (@tonytulloch_tp) and Janan (@spideygoeshygge) organised informal toy photo walk in St. Kilda, Melbourne. …

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 …