What is Toy Photography?

10% of the worlds population suffer from Alexithymia; a trait that makes it difficult to find words for thoughts and feelings. I’ve never been diagnosed with Alexithymia but I sure as hell can relate to it. What does this have to do with Toy Photography? I’m glad you asked. Please, …

“Write? But why?”

I write to get a feeling out, whether it’s positive or negative. However, the goal is to always find a positive take away. Maybe that’s not in the story itself but rather in the act of writing. For instance, I wrote this 2-part piece about a failed relationship. The first …

Why? by Lee Boardman

Its hard for me to reflect back at the ‘why’ I started toy photography. It actually brings back hard memories. Bad memories. But I’ll get back to that thought in a minute. For me, I posted my first shot on instagram on the 4th April 2016. Not so long ago …

Why by Captain Dangerous

I was 5 years old. Begging my Mum to take me and my brother to our local game store to buy the Link figure from Ocarina of Time. I remember being so worried they would be sold out. It’s a nerve wracking feeling to a kid, haha! I remember seeing …

Who I am…

My timeline regarding toy photography is not long by any means, I pretty much started taking pix with my toys just over 3 months ago. That’s not to say that I have only started collecting and appreciating toys. My love affair with toys has stuck with me for as long …

Why am I a toy photographer?

Why am I a toy photographer? Let me begin with a question directed to you: Have you ever asked yourselves why and how you became a toy photographer? I know that face you make now. That is howI felt thinking about it. Let us start some years ago. I guess …

Why? by ChaosRR6

When Shelly asked me to write a guest blog post a few feelings went through me, humbled, honored, excited and with that also come the dreaded A bomb – Anxiety! Something I’ve suffered from and had under control for almost 20 years, until 7 years ago I injured my back jumping my mountain bike which meant no …

Why? by Aimee Snowden

Introduction Hi, my name is Aimee and I am an irrigation farmer from southern NSW, Australia. I grew up on my family farm where we specialise in the production of lucerne hay and silage. I worked locally in accounting and irrigation, before moving back to the family farm in September …

My Toy Photography Journey

My toy photography started “A long time ago in a galaxy …”. Well maybe not that far away really, just a couple of hours drive from home. My journey did  start on Tatooine though. Let me explain. Back in July 2012, I took my family on a trip to Legoland …

Why? by xJohns

I’m Johnson aka xJohns, my moniker on the Internet. I love photography. When I first bought my DSLR camera in 2008, it was just to capture all the wonderful memories of my first-born daughter. Later, as my interest grew, I was eager to learn more about outdoor photography such as …

Out-Create

“You have to out-create the destruction – it’s the only way.” –Tori Amos It was a fluke, really, this whole photographing LEGO Minifigures thing. You see, I didn’t know what I was doing. But I started putting a LEGO stormtrooper in my pocket before leaving the house every day. I …

Why? by Yuri Badiner

My name is Yuri. I’m a 31 y.o. sales manager from Moscow, Russia. I’ve been in love with LEGO since my childhood, but only started shooting it in February 2016 when found some great pics on Instagram. Those pics really inspired me and I decided to try it just for …

 “Toys? Seriously?”

I’ve heard it more than once. People want to ask “Why?” but apparently deciding it’d be rude, they just flop the unspoken question out there disguised as disbelief.  I’d had a camera since high school [Yes, they made them back then!], dabbling in everything from nature to concert work. But …

Why? by LouieBaton

The Toy Photographers Blog: What is your connection to LEGO? Daniyel Garcia: I have been into LEGO ever since I was a kid. It was always the go-to toy for my brother and I. We had this old LEGO ideas magazine for LEGO castle system. There were many builds of …