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 …

Thinking Outside the Brick

A Story of The 2018 Meet-up Giveaway Figure Another year down…has it already been a year?! It seems like it was just yesterday that we were having pizza and beer at the G+ Headquarters along with exploring the ruins of San Francisco’s famed Sutro Baths.   Would you believe it …

Magic and Madness

The Oregon Toy Photo Safari is weeks away and I’m brimming with excitement to meet new folks, catch up with returning attendees, take lots of toy photos, and raid other people’s toy boxes! I live in Portland, a couple hours inland from the Coast where the meet-up is based, so …

32 Days Until Oregon

Whelp. My travel and lodgings are all arranged. I’m registered and inside the system. There’s no way to flake out now, is there? For me, even casually, photography is a really (much welcomed) lonesome activity. The thought of having to meet up and converse with real people fills me with …

My Favorite Figures

As a toy photographer to have to choose your favorite figures is not the simplest task because it’s like choosing which of your friends get to hang out with you the most. Luckily this all plastic so even if you get around to one of your figures after weeks it’s …

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 …

Fairy Tales and Classic Literature

Thanks to the Google Plus toy community’s Literature themed photo challenge, I had a ball creating a bunch of alternative book covers for some fairy tales and classic literature. When Shelly suggested I consolidate these book covers under one article and share some of my thoughts and process for this …