My first exhibit

At the end of July I participated in first person at my first photographic exhibition, during ItLUG Lecco 2018 organized by Marco Chiappa in collaboration with ItLUG ItLUG Lecco is unquestionably one of the largest LEGO-themed exhibitions in Italy and attracts more than 10,000 visitors. This year around 200 exhibitors …

Listen, look on your desk, and pilfer!

Monday morning: Arrive at work…URGGH! Coffee. Sit at my desk and get lost in James’ latest podcast. Catch up on the weekend’s Toy Photographers posts. Panic that I don’t have a post written for the week. Scramble. Pilfered Ideas James’ post about expanding his toy photographing subject matter beyond what …

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 …

The Photographers Vision

The Photographers Vision: understanding and appreciating great photography, is a comprehensive overview of photography by Michael Freeman. If you’re interested in studying what makes a great photograph this is a wonderful place to start. But I’m just a toy photographer! I’m can hear you say : “But I’m just a …

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 …

Inspired by Literature

Have you noticed how many challenges are happening in the community right now? Just for fun we have daily hash tags to inspire you. There is also a Batman challenge to win a complete set of the latest CMF mini-figures in partnership with our friends at the LEGO Group. There is …

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 …

No Child’s Play

Shelly has asked us if we were willing to write a guest entry for her blog Toy Photographers. Apparently, the most amazing photographers gather here. We have certainly come to value the excellent contributions and pictures of the team and their guest bloggers. So, yes, we thought, we’d contribute something …

Photography New Year’s Resolutions

Each new year feels like a blank slate full of possibilities. With that feeling of unlimited possibilities I like to set a few photography new year’s resolutions. I’ve been talking about setting new year’s resolutions on the blog for more than a few years. These past resolutions include having more …

The strong silent hype

We’ve been working on a project since October, but a signed NDA (non-disclosure agreement) means we can’t talk about it until February. The silence around this project almost silenced me. Almost! Yesterday James wrote about finding inspiration to photograph from within the words and photos of books. Today I struggle …