On this episode of the podcast Sabrina Perry(@theperrylegoadventures) and Shelly Corbett(@shellycorbettphotography) discuss the latest toy photography monthly challenge #tp_nostalgia.
“I wish there was a way to know you’re in ‘the good old days’, before you’ve actually left them.”Andy Bernard – The Office
Nostalgia comes from two Greek words Nostos meaning homecoming and Algos meaning pain or ache. For some people, nostalgia is about remembering the good old days fondly. For others, nostalgia is a bittersweet remembrance of the past. A lot of times it can be both. This challenged seemed to be the perfect way to end the year. It felt like a way to share a little bit of the good old days in our toy photography, and people did that. But, it also was a bittersweet way to remember the past. A time before the pandemic.
Is toy photography inherently nostalgic? Do we as toy photographers gravitate towards certain toys, and ideas because they stir feelings of nostalgia in us? What makes a photo nostalgic? Listen in as Shelly and I discuss these questions and more as we tackle toy photography and nostalgia in the midst of a pandemic.
More on Nostalgia
Episode 60 of the podcast Shelly and Kristina (@kalexanderson)
Shelly’s thoughts on nostalgia from June 2016.
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HYGGE that’s Danish for a way of living by creating a feeling of comfort. It’s a feeling of coziness, warm hug. It’s about surrounding yourself in comfort, good things and good people. At the end of the day we all want that, and we want to start the new year off with warm hugs, and this idea so share it with us. Use #tp_sharehygge to join.
Thank you both very much for this wonderful episode!
And not only because you said a few nice words about my photos.
I feel completely at home in what you’ve been saying about both nostalgia as such and about its connection with toy photography. And just like Sabrina, I started delving into the topic of nostalgia, and since I have a background in film studies, I ended up re-studying the term “nostalgic movie” by Frederick Jameson and other film researchers.
Thanks again and hear you later 😉
aww Tomek thank you. I always enjoy diving deep into cinema and it’s concepts.