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On this week’s podcast episode, James interviews Canadian LEGO photographer BlvdBricks!

4 | Eyes everywhere

While I generally insist on showing my six image narratives without explanations, this piece seems to call for just that. You might have noticed that my recent narratives have been sequels to something else. That’s because I share the six episodes of a larger 6×6 image narrative in single bits. …

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 …

For the love of light

For the love of light is a step by step deconstruction of the image: Backlit Warrior Deconstructed. These are the steps I took to create that image. Concept A friend wanted a “cool” shot of Agent May from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D in warrior pose. Obstacles Agent May, what Agent May? Why …

Series 18 contest winner

Today Shelly and I picked the winner of the Toy Photographers Series 18 Minifigures contest from Instagram that we ran with the LEGO Minifigures team and the LEGO group, and three other toy photography groups. And we did this sitting next to each other in Shelly’s home! Yes, I’ve arrived in …

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 …

Which comes first?

I often ask myself which comes first: the quote or the image? If you’ve been following my personal social media accounts for any length of time you know I enjoy pairing quotes with my images. But which comes first? Do the quotes find existing images or do the quotes inspire …

LEGO meets Kendo

Kendo – a Japanese form of fencing with two-handed bamboo swords, originally developed as a safe form of sword training for samurai. – Google When I found out LEGO had Kendo figures, I was pretty damn excited! My hobby! In LEGO! Awesome. For a toy photographer this was doubly exciting as …

Bon Toyage

This is my last post… From Australia… For a few weeks! So kiss me and smile for me Tell me that you’ll wait for me Hold me like you’ll never let me go ‘Cause I’m leavin’ on a jet plane Me First and the Gimme Gimmes – Leaving on a …

Toys on Vacation

Who doesn’t like to take toys on vacation? Its fun to think about packing specific toys that reflect a particular holiday destination. Taking toys on holiday is a recurring theme in all of our toy writings here on the blog. Recently Brett talked about the difficulty of choosing toys for …