New year, new project

Last year I didn’t start a single photo project. This year, I’m going back to project based photography. Why a project? Well, it turns out I need projects to keep myself motivated. Last year was a complete miss for me photography wise. I didn’t really feel that I made any …

Toy Photography Blues

The year is off to an inauspicious start. Between the wet weather, a new dog (total distraction on four legs!) and an upgrade to my camera equipment I’m singing the toy photography blues. You’re probably thinking: “What! That makes no sense! New equipment, like new toys, should inspire a burst …

Review: Overwatch LEGO

Okay. Full disclosure. I love Overwatch. I play this game near daily so there is no way in SR hell this review isn’t going to be bias af but I will try lol. When Shelly told me it was possible I could write about these sets, most fortunately for her, …

Starting Small

Hi. My name is Alan, and I am a toy photographer. Though I took occasional snapshots of toys as far back as 2008, I didn’t start focusing my camera on toys until the birth of my son in 2012. As any new parent will tell you, free time becomes a …

Why? by Cynthia aka general_sneers

An entire room of toys. Shelves dedicated to favorite characters. Row upon row of little plastic people and accessories in storage containers. Large scale figures, 1/6th scale figures behind glass, 3 3/4 figures right on down to tiny little Lego minifigures reenacting scenes from my favorite movies. An entire desk …

The Coming of the Fairies

This is a true story about one of the most ingenious photographic mysteries of the 20th century; The Coming of the Fairies! It started in the wonderful village of Cottingley in West Yorkshire when two young cousins Elsie and Frances were playing with the camera at the bottom of the …