Numbers Slumber

I love numbers Did you know 2 and 5 are the only prime numbers that end with a 2 or a 5? And did you know, 40 when written “forty” is the only number with letters in alphabetical order, while “one” is the only one with letters in reverse order …

Posting with Purpose

How do you decide which photos to post? When do, or should you post them? Is there a specific time of day, or a specific reason why you publish a photo online? I’m constantly asking myself these questions. It stems partly from working in social media marketing, where it’s important to optimize …

What if?

What if there were no social media sites? What if there were no online ways to share images at all? You could show your images to friends and family. Find a like-minded community. Post them on the walls of abandoned buildings. Drag them from gallery to gallery hoping for interest. …

Breaking up is hard to do

Dear Instagram, We need to talk. I think it’s time we had a break. It’s not me, it’s you. You’ve changed, and I don’t think I can continue in this one-sided, overbearing, controlling relationship anymore. What happened Instagram? What changed you? Things used to be so good between us.

Life After Instagram…

Where to next? What does life after Instagram look like now that the platform is becoming so hated? What began as a simple, chronologically arranged photo sharing app is now virtually unrecognisable, and people aren’t happy. These days a Facebook algorithm governs the feed, the polaroid inspired square format is no longer binding, and …

Where Do Toy Photos Belong?

“Never have I found the limits of the photographic potential. Every horizon, upon being reached, reveals another beckoning in the distance. Always, I am on the threshold.” -W. Eugene Smith As we struggle with Instagram’s constantly changing algorithm many toy photographers are trying to figure out where in this social …

Shooting Star [Wars]

Last week, I wrote about the #LEGOEaster photo contest. I talked about LEGO potentially finding you through the contest and maybe wanting to use your photos. This week, I was reminded of this happening when an email inviting me to participate in the LEGO Star Wars Days at LEGOLAND® again …

A G+ Primer

So you’ve been thinking about setting up a G+ account, but the platform is confusing. As a veteran of the platform I’m here to try to demystify it for you. Why? Because G+ is a powerful social media platform that deserves a second look. In the past G+ was organized …

Brickstameet

Urban magic Like an excited kid on Christmas morning, I woke an hour before my alarm was due to go off to get up for the #brickstameet. As I began the two-hour trek to Melbourne, my excitement waned and was replaced with an unease.

Why am I doing this?

There is a question that haunts me all the time and that is: Why am I doing this? I have asked myself this over and over again, because I think that I may share my toy-photographs in the wrong context. I suspect that I only share my still life photography because …