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.

Shelly’s Images

Snow Angels. They’re not all they’re cracked up to be. – Shelly Corbett
More than a feeling… (taken in the style of @verysmallworlds) – by Shelly Corbett

Sabrina’s Images

My First All Nighter -theperrylegoadventures
Sabrina’s first all-nighter or I snuck a pop – The Perry Lego Adventures
Stick Wars - The Perry Lego Adventures
Stick Wars – The Perry Lego Adventures
Hide And Seek In The Dark - The Perry Lego Adventures
Hide and seek in the dark – (it’s hide and seek but all the lights are off) – The Perry Lego Adventures
Chicken - The Perry Lego Adventures
Truth or Dare (or not matter what Sabrina is dared to eat chicken even when its not her turn and when she picks truth). – The Perry Lego Adventures

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.