Seattle Toy Safari- video teaser

The Seattle Toy Safari was one year ago and the memories are still fresh. As excitement builds for the attendees of this weeks San Francisco Tay Safari, I want to share with you a small taste of last years event. One of my projects around last year’s event was to create a behind the scenes video. …

How did Shelly do?

Shelly ask in her blogpost an open heart and an open mind: “How did I do, Kristina?” After some consideration I decided to reply with a blogpost 🙂 Suddenly I don’t know where to start; maybe I should start in Sweden, late last August on the Baltic Toy Safari, or should …

It Never Gets Old

I confess, I like taking photographs of T-Rex chasing little helpless mini figures; it never gets old. Whenever I set up one of these shots I snicker and I’m happy. If I can’t make myself laugh, then how can I make you? If I can’t please myself with my photography, …

the once and future Loner

I’m an introvert. I prefer to spend large amounts of time by myself. Being around groups of people (read that as more than one person) causes me physical and mental discomfort. I get headaches, my skin crawls and there’s a battle going on, internally, about staying or leaving. That said, I …

Magnuson Park

Do you have a little secret spot that you like to go back to over and over again to shoot your Lego mini figures? You know, that one place you enjoy shooting no matter what the weather is like. We’re not all as lucky as Me2 and are able to travel …

You’re invited to Seattle!

You’re invited to Seattle to attend the next epic toy photography meet-up from May 20-23! My good friend Jon (Dinoczars) and I will be hosting our second US Stuck in Plastic meet-up because like my favorite philosopher said: “Is life not a thousand times too short for us to bore ourselves?” ― …

Opening night

Yesterday was the big day for us here at Stuckinplastic; we had our second group show in Seattle at the Bryan Ohno Gallery. It went so much better than we had expected! It was packed in the gallery with people looking, talking and interacting with our pictures. Shelly and I were at the …

To make a selection

The process of deciding which pictures I will show in the exhibition “In LEGO We Connect: The Adventure Continues” in Seattle, has been hard. I started my selection by looking back at all my toy photographs, but I soon realized I had to choose from those I have done during …

PNW Toy Photographers Meet Up

In one week, on June 6th, we have planned the largest gathering of PNW Toy Photographers yet to assemble. We will be meeting at Seward Park at the Audubon Center, near the main entrance, and we want you to join us! So far we have eight people (@Dinoczars, @Wiiman, @sunnymartini, @ThisBrick, @stephrcdore, @gwenji_, …

Photo Walk

One of the events that we organized around the opening of In LEGO, We Connect was the Saturday afternoon photo walk at Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park. Originally this was going to be an event aimed at meeting up with existing Instagram friends, but we opened it up to anyone who was interested. …

Seattle

I’m sure it is no real surprise that neither Me2 nor Avanaut have visited Seattle or the Pacific Northwest.  Seattle has always had a reputation as being beautiful, but a little out of the way. So I thought I should let them know a little bit about my city and start planning what we can do in our free time before they get here.

Seattle is home to a few large corporations you might have heard of: Microsoft, Starbucks, Amazon and Costco. The worlds richest man lives just across Lake Washington: Bill Gates. We are the fastest growing city in the United States with the 4th worst traffic. We play more live music here than anywhere else in the country other than New York. We are the most literate city in the country. We recycle everything! (I hope Vesa and Boris are prepared to sort their garbage everywhere they go.)

I have been thinking hard about places to take my fellow photographers that might afford a glimpse into what makes Seattle unique as well as provide a few photo opportunities because first and foremost, we are photographers. Here is my list so far:

This is my short list of places to visit and explore in and around Seattle. We will also see Pioneer Square (the original heart of Seattle), Bertha (the tunnel boring machine stuck under Seattle for over a year) and take a walk along Seattle’s waterfront.

Is their anyplace you think I should take Boris and Vesa? If you have been to Seattle, what is your favorite thing to do here? Leave a few suggestions below and help me make this a visually memorable trip.

Because all work and no play will make us all very dull indeed.

~ xxSJC

Seattle Dream Pt. II from F-Stop Seattle on Vimeo.