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 …

Art and Politics

Brett Wilson asked a while ago if conscience should go into toy photography. I think it should, and it should also go into art (and obviously into toy photography that aspires to be art). Why don’t I like political art? However, there is one kind of art that usually does …

Small Surrealism

“A photograph passes for incontrovertible proof that a given thing happened. The picture may distort; but there is always a presumption that something exists, or did exist, which is like what’s in the picture.” – On Photography by Susan Sontag Toy Photography Movement When photography first came about it was …

Ai Weiwei and Lego

As you all know I love my documentaries and especially ones about artists. Last week I watched a documentary called Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry and of course it left an impression. If you are not familiar with Ai, he designed Beijing’s¬†National Stadium which is often referred to as the Birds …