#ArtvsArtist

#ArtvsArtist. Have you heard of this tag? If you haven’t its one of those “tag your it” type of games that are common on Instagram. This one asks you to show yourself with some of your favorite photos. It’s a chance for your followers to see the person behind the …

Feasting on Feedback

Sometimes you wanna go… It’s been over a month since I pulled back on Instagram posting. And while I’ve been away, I’ve been feasting on feedback and gorging myself on inspiration in a new town. Apart from pushing my posts here, the G+ monthly challenge, joining in the Raptor Pack …

Breaking up is hard to do

Dear Instagram, We need to talk. I think it’s time we had a break. It’s not me, it’s you. You’ve changed, and I don’t think I can continue in this one-sided, overbearing, controlling relationship anymore. What happened Instagram? What changed you? Things used to be so good between us.

While The Cat’s Away

While the cat’s away, the mice will play. That’s what they say. Well, that’s what Bernie Horowitz says anyway! Toy Safari Blues This past week, Shelly’s been off, gallivanting around in San Francisco at the Toy Photo Safari. And while she’s been away having an amazing time, I’ve been stuck …

Life After Instagram…

Where to next? What does life after Instagram look like now that the platform is becoming so hated? What began as a simple, chronologically arranged photo sharing app is now virtually unrecognisable, and people aren’t happy. These days a Facebook algorithm governs the feed, the polaroid inspired square format is no longer binding, and …

With friends like these…

Ever since I learned about Shelly’s new blog (she was kind enough to let me know about it before it became active) I’ve been wanting to write something. She used to post to Instagram whenever there was a new post on Stuck in Plastic and I always thought: “I should go ahead and …

Portrait vs Poor Trait

Is it a poor trait of the LEGO minifigures? It was noted, as we were deciding which images to include in the next BricksCulture magazine article last Sunday/Monday (a bloody hard task I might add due to the sheer awesomeness of all the submissions), that the majority of the photos …

Why…Instagram…Why?

Social Medi…EURGHH! Last weekend I had a weekend away from social media. Last weekend I wasn’t peering through a lens or scrolling through my phone, instead, I was swinging off a drop saw and a nail gun. Anyway, come Monday evening, when the tools were packed away, I sat down …

Reimagined re:image

Return to render AliceinCleveland’s post Doctor Photostein’s Monster about revisiting past photos struck a nerve of late. AliceinCleveland wrote about returning to photos and bringing them back to life through re-editing. I’ve returned to some of my earlier photos, well, more the ideas behind the photos, to reshoot them for …

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 …

Rebel Grrrl

Girls to the front Recently, for the umpteenth time, I rewatched “The Punk Singer”, a documentary about feminist singer Kathleen Hanna who fronted the band Bikini Kill. Kathleen is well known for being an outspoken radical feminist, credited with launching the third-wave of feminism when she helped create the riot …

Buy, Bye Bye

A hard act to swallow Allow me, if you will, to address the plastic elephant in the room. Numbers. I grew up on a steady diet of mathematics as a kid. I like numbers. Numbers don’t lie. Words can be fraudulent. Current. Season. Mine. All these words have multiple meanings. …

Brickstameet

Urban magic Like an excited kid on Christmas morning, I woke an hour before my alarm was due to go off to get up for the #brickstameet. As I began the two-hour trek to Melbourne, my excitement waned and was replaced with an unease.

Subjective perspective

Subjective perspective Get down low and go, go, whoa! Seeing so many wonderful behind the scenes shots from the recent Seattle Toy Photographers meet-up, got me thinking about lying on the ground just to get a photo of a toy. And why most of my jeans have stained knees. My …