Why? by James Garcia

“Why?” That’s a question that’s been looming over me since Shelly first asked that I use it for my introductory post to this shiny new blog. At first I thought it would be easy to explain why I do what I do. I take photographs of LEGO, because I love LEGO! …

The ambiguity of stuff

ambiguity [am-bi-gyoo-i-tee] noun doubtfulness or uncertainty of meaning or intention stuff [stuhf] noun material to be worked upon or to be used in making something Whilst fleshing out the next BricksCulture article about Star Wars, we touched on the subject of the Stormtroopers and their adoption by the LEGO photography …

How the…? What the…?

Somewhere along the line I lost year. It goes like this. My wife asked what I would like for my birthday (1/6 scale Sideshow Collectibles C-3PO with light up eyes, full articulation and bonus com-link!) when my age came up. “48! Guess you’re an old man now!” she said jokingly. …

Congratulations…?

  On December 18, 2015, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” was unleashed upon the planet. On December 18, 2015, a picture of mine was featured by Instagram in their “Search and Explore” tab within the popular app. I was thrilled, right? Wrong. Let me explain.

the anxiety

HAVE YOU FELT IT ? or …have you seen the trailers, the commercials, the action figures, the clothing, the cereal, the coffee creamer, the toothpaste, the mouthwash, the toilet paper !?!!! The Force  is going to awaken, not too long from now actually, and I couldn’t be happier. It seems …

The problem with Star Wars

In Shelly’s post “The problems with Chima” she pointed out that there is a benefit, for us as still life photographers, to work with toys  that have a well-known back-story.  We can use them as symbols and let the back-story work for us in the picture. I try to do …

The Plastic Awakens

  Like most folks, I have two days a week off from work. Most times I spend those days taking pictures, getting caught up around the house, running errands and avoiding phone calls from…work. These past couple of days off were much the same with one exception. I sat down …

Who Inspires You?

The hardest thing about keeping going with any project, be it toy photography or landscape photography is the concept of challenging yourself. Instagram is filled with people who take essentially the same photo over and over again. I know I can be accused of this as much as the next …

East-Mountain

“Welding” by Christoffer Östberg Why? Why do I spend the majority of my free time photographing small pieces of colourful plastic? I first tried the ultimate answer to any question and realized 42 wouldn’t cut it at all (although going Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy with LEGO is definitely a …

K. I. S. S.

K. I. S. S. stands for “Keep It Simple, Stupid”. I was reminded of that simple phrase when +Christoffer Östberg posted this photo of Embo to G+ today. When you are editing photos on an iPad or iPhone it is so convenient to whip out an effects app to create a little …