To look back at my images and redo one – a short reflection

One of the reasons I don’t build a library of images is that I very rarely think that my images from yesterday are able to stand up to the test of time. I often think that I’m the best image-maker today. The image I do today has every chance to become just as I imagined it. A new day, with new opportunities …

I participated in the June challenge

Like many other photographers, I participated in the June challenge that Toyphotographers sponsored on G+: Revisiting and Recreating Your Toy Photos. I went to my archive to find an old image that I wanted to remake or recreate into a new image. Continue reading To look back at my images and redo one – a short reflection

A Raptor Chapter that we hope doesn’t end

The Raptor Pack Day

April the 22nd, just like every 22nd since 2013 was Raptor Pack Day; a day where the Toy Dino Squad invite us to share our dinosaur photographs.

I’ve played along in the past. I’m a forgetful knucklehead and the 22nd either slips past me, or it’s on 22nd that I’m reminded by seeing someone’s dino post (usually the 22nd for them on the other side of the world so it’s the 23rd for me?), but when I do remember, or I’m reminded, I join in. Continue reading A Raptor Chapter that we hope doesn’t end

Moving from the abstract to the concrete

I have raised my kids within the Montessori system of education which believes in the natural progression of learning that moves from the concrete to abstract. This concept is defined by the children first working with physical objects like wooden blocks and beads that represent abstract concepts like the number system and mathematical equations. Continue reading Moving from the abstract to the concrete

Finding beauty in toy photography

This week as part of my G+ Mentorship I’ve been thinking about beauty, the concept of beauty, what is beautiful, looking for beauty in unexpected places and of course thinking about how this all somehow relates to the photography of LEGO mini figures. Continue reading Finding beauty in toy photography

Freed him from choice

The ultimate limitation

Last Sunday there was another Melbourne #brickstameet.

As I was packing Lego on the Saturday, with rain and hail pelting the roof, Shelly’s post about setting boundaries and limiting choices hovered over me. As every minifigures was placed in the container, her words “taking a less is more attitude” became louder. Continue reading Freed him from choice

Sip-A-To-Do-List

Sip-A-Dee-Ay , my oh my what a wonderful day.

Aaaand…“click”…send!

And with that seemingly insignificant click of the keyboard, all my photos are sent to the printers for the exhibition. I was kind of hoping for some sort of fanfare, or maybe some streamers and balloons to burst out of the laptop, however, I’ll happily accept the feeling of relief and the chance for my life to return to somewhat normality. Continue reading Sip-A-To-Do-List

Toys on Vacation – an iPhone challenge

Last week I set myself a challenge, go on vacation and only take photos of mini figures with my iPhone 6s. I know, not the biggest challenge, but when you’ve been photographing with a DSLR and a dedicated macro lens for a while, it can be hard to switch back. Continue reading Toys on Vacation – an iPhone challenge

I like a toy photography challenge

If you haven’t noticed I like a challenge. My attempts to bring Chima to the attention of the Legography community is certainly my most famous and fool hardy pursuit. This next week I’m going to try to accomplish a more realistic challenge: I’m only going to take photos of my mini figures with my iPhone 6S. Continue reading I like a toy photography challenge

Rebel Grrrl recap

Lego girls to the front

A fortnight ago I challenged myself to embrace my inner riot grrrl, and to post only photos of female Lego minifigures on Instagram using the #legogirlstothefront tag.

When she talks, I hear the revolution
In her hips, there’s revolutions
When she walks, the revolution’s coming
In her kiss, I taste the revolution
Bikini Kill – Rebel Girl

techno geiko
techno geiko

Did I accept the challenge? Yep. Continue reading Rebel Grrrl recap