Starting Small

Hi. My name is Alan, and I am a toy photographer. Though I took occasional snapshots of toys as far back as 2008, I didn’t start focusing my camera on toys until the birth of my son in 2012. As any new parent will tell you, free time becomes a …

The Robots are Coming!

Since childhood I have a had a fascination with SciFi, being from the UK I grew up with shows such as Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlett, Joe 90, Space 1999, but my favorite being Dr Who. This show has always been one i have loved, thinking back to when i first started …

Why? by Cynthia aka general_sneers

An entire room of toys. Shelves dedicated to favorite characters. Row upon row of little plastic people and accessories in storage containers. Large scale figures, 1/6th scale figures behind glass, 3 3/4 figures right on down to tiny little Lego minifigures reenacting scenes from my favorite movies. An entire desk …

What is Toy Photography?

10% of the worlds population suffer from Alexithymia; a trait that makes it difficult to find words for thoughts and feelings. I’ve never been diagnosed with Alexithymia but I sure as hell can relate to it. What does this have to do with Toy Photography? I’m glad you asked. Please, …

“Write? But why?”

I write to get a feeling out, whether it’s positive or negative. However, the goal is to always find a positive take away. Maybe that’s not in the story itself but rather in the act of writing. For instance, I wrote this 2-part piece about a failed relationship. The first …

Why? by Lee Boardman

Its hard for me to reflect back at the ‘why’ I started toy photography. It actually brings back hard memories. Bad memories. But I’ll get back to that thought in a minute. For me, I posted my first shot on instagram on the 4th April 2016. Not so long ago …

Why by Captain Dangerous

I was 5 years old. Begging my Mum to take me and my brother to our local game store to buy the Link figure from Ocarina of Time. I remember being so worried they would be sold out. It’s a nerve wracking feeling to a kid, haha! I remember seeing …

Who I am…

My timeline regarding toy photography is not long by any means, I pretty much started taking pix with my toys just over 3 months ago. That’s not to say that I have only started collecting and appreciating toys. My love affair with toys has stuck with me for as long …

Why am I a toy photographer?

Why am I a toy photographer? Let me begin with a question directed to you: Have you ever asked yourselves why and how you became a toy photographer? I know that face you make now. That is howI felt thinking about it. Let us start some years ago. I guess …

Why? by ChaosRR6

When Shelly asked me to write a guest blog post a few feelings went through me, humbled, honored, excited and with that also come the dreaded A bomb – Anxiety! Something I’ve suffered from and had under control for almost 20 years, until 7 years ago I injured my back jumping my mountain bike which meant no …

Why? by Aimee Snowden

Introduction Hi, my name is Aimee and I am an irrigation farmer from southern NSW, Australia. I grew up on my family farm where we specialise in the production of lucerne hay and silage. I worked locally in accounting and irrigation, before moving back to the family farm in September …

My Toy Photography Journey

My toy photography started “A long time ago in a galaxy …”. Well maybe not that far away really, just a couple of hours drive from home. My journey did  start on Tatooine though. Let me explain. Back in July 2012, I took my family on a trip to Legoland …

Why? by xJohns

I’m Johnson aka xJohns, my moniker on the Internet. I love photography. When I first bought my DSLR camera in 2008, it was just to capture all the wonderful memories of my first-born daughter. Later, as my interest grew, I was eager to learn more about outdoor photography such as …

Out-Create

“You have to out-create the destruction – it’s the only way.” –Tori Amos It was a fluke, really, this whole photographing LEGO Minifigures thing. You see, I didn’t know what I was doing. But I started putting a LEGO stormtrooper in my pocket before leaving the house every day. I …