Happy Holidays!

From our family to yours: Happy Holidays! No matter what holiday you celebrate, the entire Toy Photographers team wishes you well! A little back story In August, The LEGO Group sent out a brief soliciting an image to be used for their holiday card. Members of Toy Photographers, BrickCentral and …

Melbourne Toy Photo Meet-Up 2019

Recently I traveled across the globe to attend the Melbourne Toy Photo Meet-Up hosted by Brett Wilson and the Toy Photographers blog. I thought I should take a moment and report back on the events. Spoiler alert: it was fabulous! Cow Up a Tree I’ve put on a few of …

#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 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 …

Pictorialism and Toy Photography

Did you know that when photography was first invented it was seen as a medium capable of the same level of artistic expression as painting and sculpture? This movement is called Pictorialism. Pictoralists wanted to be seen as equal to painting and the finer arts, rather than an inferior mechanical …

In the Style of – David Levinthal

One of my favorite books featuring toy photography is Hitler Moves East: A Graphic Chronicle, 1941-43 by David Levinthal and Garry Trudeau (yes, that Garry Trudeau). With a cheap toy challenge going on in our MeWe community plus an In the Style of Challenge presented by James and Kristina on …

Fake it until you make it

We’ve all heard the phrase “fake it until you make it”. It’s a very useful skill and one I’ve been using for a while now. But what if you don’t know what “make it” means to you? If you haven’t defined success, how will you know if your achieve it? …