The War on Winter

You may be familiar with Clint Eastwood’s character, “The Man With No Name”. This fellow is my spin on that concept. He also has no name and his backstory isn’t well documented. We do know this. He is in love with Summer and despises Winter with every bone in his …

The toys of Kinder Surprise

What with it being Easter tomorrow, I decided to break out the chocolate early and get myself some toys in the process! Cue me buying a six pack of Kinder eggs to relive my childhood. There was nothing better than a Kinder egg as a kid. Peeling the foil wrapper off, …

Toy photography without the toy

Have you ever taken a toy photo without the toy? Well, maybe not quite without the toy, but certainly without the figure. As toy photographers, we so often photograph figures. I mean, that’s the whole point right? Telling stories about and with our toy figures, be it LEGO, Playmobil, Hasbro, …

Best laid plans

The tree is up. The gingerbread men have their annual holiday home. The Star Wars tickets are booked. I was done. I was ready to get down to enjoying the festive season and finally crack on with my promised Playmobil photos. Ready to sit in front of the fire and …