Knowing the Artist

For the last 9 months, I’ve had the privilege of interviewing toy photographers from around the world for over 30 episodes (and counting!) of the podcast. When first pitching the show to Shelly and Brett, I hoped it could be an extension of the “Why?” posts we do here on the …

Finding New Grounds

The thing that keeps this toy photography thing interesting for me is discovery. I try to think of aesthetics I haven’t seen before and, if possible, try to go for something I think could look nice and different. A few years ago I realized I hadn’t seen underwater toy photography …

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 …

Why? by Lee Boardman

Its hard for me to reflect back at the ‘why’ I started toy photography. It actually brings back hard memories. Bad memories. But I’ll get back to that thought in a minute. For me, I posted my first shot on instagram on the 4th April 2016. Not so long ago …

Wizarding Brickheadz

A few months ago I wasn’t that keen on BrickHeadz. Then I got the Go Brick Yourself set, which was lots of fun and I had a great time photographing it! As did a lot of toy photographers when they got to build themselves at the Oregon toy safari! This …

Ninjago Dragons

Last weekend we submitted our dragons themed photographs for our latest LEGO project. Wait, what? We? Dragons? Photographs? Latest LEGO project? OK, hang on there! Let me explain. Toy Photographers were invited by the LEGO Group to create photos with the 2HY NINJAGO dragons, with the photos to be used …