Our first photographic competition has come to a conclusion and the winners have been notified. With nearly 100 photos from 33 entrants, I consider this competition a great success!Continue reading
I’m so excited to be announcing our first LEGO toy photography contest! As many of you know we have an ongoing relationship with the folks at Bricks Culture to write about toy photography and showcase the work of our amazing community. Our first article was a brief introduction to toy photography while …
Is a photo only a result of time and place or is the photographer also a key-element in the making of a photograph? Being in Seattle for the show has made it possible for me to borrow Shelly’s amazing and beautiful robot. I have to admit I have a small crush …
The Japanese believe that every object has a soul.
Between 1999 and 2006 the Japanese company Sony sold a little robotic dog called Aibo domestically. In July of 2014 they announced they would stop repairing them which means certain death for the thousands of loyal “pets” still living.
As the following video demonstrates, the owners of these domestic companions are very attached to them. They play with them, they dress them up, they photograph them, they travel with them…
Are the Japanese correct? Do toys have souls?
Something to ponder the next time you take your toys out for a little photography session.
Do you think toys have souls? Feel free to share your thoughts below.
A big thank you to bricksailboat for alerting me to this story.