The Power of the Polybag

Many of us say we are toy photographers rather than toy collectors; however, unless we only shoot other people’s toys, we have collecting built into our DNA. I personally rip toys out of their packaging as soon as they come into my possession. I feel that, in its own right, omits me from joining the league of true collectors. But I also scour the Internet markets for the Minifigure head with just the right expression for my next shot. I once waited 6 months for a grey hairpiece with a bun, for a particular image (of course, within a month of purchasing it I had seven in my collection). So even if we are predominantly toy photographers were are, in part, also collectors. Continue reading The Power of the Polybag

Draconis Occidentalis: Unearthing the Beast

The location was only believed to be legend – mentioned only in stories and folklore. After many years of research, the land was finally found. Forgotten by time a great beast lay dormant, encapsulated by earth, waiting to be discovered. Upon arrival, the seekers were welcomed by a great fog, presumably a bad omen. The men, driven by determination, carried on; for what lies beneath would certainly be the most significant find in paleontological history.

Nikolaus James

 

Find Your Light by Ann Feklista

Credence is a Wizard and it has brought the Darkness to his heart. His fanatic mother dedicated her life to the witch hunt and she doesn’t know the truth about her son. He doesn’t understand why he always feels like a stranger.

-“Because you’re different, Credence”.

These words were said by the only person who was kind to him and also had the same power.

“You will get your own Magical Wand and become part of our world”.

The Magic Wand Maker’s shop is such a mysterious place full of shadows and long boxes. Credence tries one more wand…

Inexplicable sunrise in the room… what is it? It’s night in the town but the shop becomes lighter and lighter.

Credence knows it’s not the sun. It is HIS Light , the light of Magic!

Even if its dark around, everything changed for Credence. He has found out about his magic and now it will be a Positive power…

“You will go to the Wizarding School”, – his friend said. He has just made this castle from ice for Credence. – “Never hide your talents. Be different”.

The world meets a new Wizard!

Thank you for your attention. My story is based on the movie: “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”. I’d like to thank Shelly and the Toy Photographers Blog for the opportunity to participate in this creative project!

Ann Feklista

The dream is free   

If you’re only taking photos for fun, this post is not for you. If you’re happy sharing your images to social media, this post is not for you. If photography is your creative release from the drudgery of day-to-day life, then this post is definitely not for you.

But…maybe your like me and you’re driven to take your work farther. Continue reading The dream is free