The other day Avanaut wrote about getting in the mood for summer by bringing out everyones favorite adventurer, Indiana Jones, for a high speed photoshoot. For me, a particular color is more evocative of summer, than a specific mini figure.
Pretty heady news that Chris Pratt and his gang of dinosaurs dominated the box office this weekend. Jurassic World was number one in all 66 markets it debuted in and had the second best US opening in history. Its world wide gross of $511.8 billion was the largest global box office opening of all time
Yesterday’s post by ME2 on a new LEGO ideas set featuring everyones favorite young detective Tintin certainly struck a cord. I think we would all love a few mini figs from that beloved series of comics to fly to the moon, traverse the jungle or invade the Death Star. The photographic possibilities are certainly exciting.
But what if the set doesn’t get its required 10,000 votes of support? What if LEGO doesn’t approve the set? What if the HERGE Foundation doesn’t want to play ball with LEGO and approval a deal? There are so many hurdles to overcome before this idea becomes a reality. What to do in the mean time? Continue reading Mini Figure Customization
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
Recently I have been reaching out to photographers I admire and asking them to write for our “Why?” series. The response has been overwhelmingly positive, but once these talented photographers start trying to express the obvious in words, they tend to get bogged down.
We have one more reason to love Chris Pratt! He is legendary in the LEGO universe for not having just one LEGO mini figure made after a movie character, but three! They are Emmet from the LEGO movie, Peter Quill from Guardians of the Galaxy and most recently Owen Grady from Jurassic World. Continue reading Chris Pratt is One of Us
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!
I would be lying to you and to myself if I said I took photographs only for the joy of it. Sure, at some point that was true, but it’s also true that in the last year that has all changed. As doors and opportunities have presented themselves I have made choices that have taken me down a path that has led to a certain amount of success.
Some of those choices I have been happy with, others, not so much.