Be a borrower

To borrow. “[To] take and use (something belonging to someone else) with the intention of returning it.” – Google We all borrow things, all the time. At toy photography meet-ups, borrowing happens constantly. Can I borrow your reflector? Can I borrow a light? Can you lend a hand? Can I …

ReadySetz

You’re probably already asking yourself: what is ReadySetz? ReadySetz is a clever all in one diorama suitable for play, toy display or toy photography. I was introduced to the ReadySetz brand diorama when I attended a toy photography presentation by IntangibleDandy at The Toy and Geek Fest a couple of weeks …

When Play Becomes Protest

World Refugee Day Standing Proud You Are Not Alone Courage Under Fire Read My Lips Self Portrait When Play Becomes Protest ~ a six image narrative by Legojacker.   The six images I chose for this piece show how you can use toys to reflect important concerns and issues of our …

In Paris with friends

I’ve just got in from the Stuck in Plastic European toy safari – this year held in the city of Paris. I’m beyond exhausted. I’m a little broken. My mind is mush. My feet are sore. But five nights with my toy photography friends has restored me in ways that …

Go Brick Me!

Have you seen the new BrickHeadz set by LEGO called Go Brick Me! (#41597)?  This is a fun set that will allow you to create two custom BrickHeadz that you can make look like you; sort of a BrickHeadz mini-me. Brett and I thought that this set would be a …

How does your garden grow?

Mary, Mary, quite contrary, How does your garden grow? With silver bells, and cockle shells, And pretty maids all in a row. Spring has well and truly sprung, and summer is making its moves. Our garden has gone from being relatively tamed to being almost completely overgrown. We try to have big …

Series 18 contest winner

Today Shelly and I picked the winner of the Toy Photographers Series 18 Minifigures contest from Instagram that we ran with the LEGO Minifigures team and the LEGO group, and three other toy photography groups. And we did this sitting next to each other in Shelly’s home! Yes, I’ve arrived in …

LEGO meets Kendo

Kendo – a Japanese form of fencing with two-handed bamboo swords, originally developed as a safe form of sword training for samurai. – Google When I found out LEGO had Kendo figures, I was pretty damn excited! My hobby! In LEGO! Awesome. For a toy photographer this was doubly exciting as …

Toys on Vacation

Who doesn’t like to take toys on vacation? Its fun to think about packing specific toys that reflect a particular holiday destination. Taking toys on holiday is a recurring theme in all of our toy writings here on the blog. Recently Brett talked about the difficulty of choosing toys for …