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James and Kristina wrap up their 3-part series on recreations by remaking one of each other’s photos, and learn a bit about themselves in the process.

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LEGO Building & Toy Photography

Do you like to combine LEGO Building and Toy Photography? If yes, your art is connected with many creative experiments! We can set the “Brick Photography” apart from other genres of toy art and discuss the best ways of using the bricks in our photos. Types of Brick Photography – …

#Womenintoyphotography

Does this tag look familiar? I use the #Womenintoyphotography tag on all my Instagram photos. In fact I’ve been using this tag since August 2015. Why would I know the exact date? Because I introduced the #womenintoyphotography hashtag when I was writing for the blog Stuck In Plastic. The backstory …

The Two Shot Challenge

Its time to introduce our June Challenge from our MeWe community: the Two Shot Challenge Rather than a theme challenge I want to introduce a new concept: the compositional challenge. I’m in need of a good technical challenge and the lovely folks at The Photographers Blog have allowed me to …

Why Do I Do This?

I think maybe this “Why” piece should be titled “Why it Took Me More Than a Year to Write This”. Thanks to Brett for asking and I apologize for the extreme lateness – I found this more challenging than most other things I’ve written. I guess the obvious “Why” to …

The toys that bind us

This hobby of toy photography is a fascinating thing — a large group of people around the world taking pictures of small, lifeless objects. I have mentioned in a previous post (click here to read) that it has forged unlikely friendships from all walks of life and corners of the …

Dropping Clues and Dropping Art

Last post I asked you to save the date for the next Toy Photographers Melbourne Meetup. This time I’m drip feeding some more information about the plans for the day. I’m also drop feeding some information about an exciting activity we’re planning for the day. And I’m asking you to …

The Good Son

The Good Son is the first book by Little Soldier Stories, the husband and wife team of Pierre-Jacques and Jules Ober. It’s an original story that uses miniature replicas of World War I soldiers to tell a compelling story of duty to family and country. While The Good Son isn’t …

The Winner Is…

Over the past month I have had the privilege to receive a couple significant awards for my photography. Despite being pretty cool from a personal perspective, I think they have significance for toy photographers being seen as a legitimate art form. But first, let me go over the awards. Guru …