Everybody has a story…

  I find it next to impossible to take a picture and not have some sort of story attached to it. Shelly wrote a piece earlier about the importance of stories from the audience perspective. I am one of those people that looks at a picture and wants to know what’s …

Captain Kaos

When I began writing this, I went about it all-wrong… I treated it as an assignment. “Why do I photograph toys…?” Hmmmmm. I went off on an “artsy-fartsy” tangent and got all philosophical. “I PHOTOGRAPH TOYS BECAUSE THEY ARE THERE!” Or something like, “Well, often times my figures express how …

Confessions of an AFOL – Part 2

Now that I have confessed my feelings about the new licensed Lego themes, let’s take a look at the old ones, shall we? Let’s start with Star Wars. Now we all know how great the films are and how revolutionary they were, especially the first three. I watched them for …

Confessions of an AFOL – Part 1

While I was waiting for my iPod to charge up the other day, I decided to do something different. Instead of playing games, I decided to write about something that I have been thinking about a lot these past few days. Specifically those licensed sets Lego has released or is …

Dinoczars

    Why do I take photographs of toys?   For me, it’s pretty simple. There is a very brief and special moment that sometimes happens in my toy photography. If I’ve done everything correctly, I obtain realism. At least, enough realism to make a viewer pause for a second, look a little …

Legojacker

The Poetry of the Streets There is a thrill to walking the empty city at dawn, plastic hidden, feeling the cold biting your neck racing the morning light as it creeps over the tops of the buildings. There is a quiet that follows as you slip into dirty laneways dripping …

East-Mountain

“Welding” by Christoffer Östberg Why? Why do I spend the majority of my free time photographing small pieces of colourful plastic? I first tried the ultimate answer to any question and realized 42 wouldn’t cut it at all (although going Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy with LEGO is definitely a …

Avanaut

“The First Attempt” by Avanaut Why do I take photographs of Lego? That is a question that took me by surprise a couple of weeks ago. I realized I had never asked myself that question before. Finding the answer was not easy, and it took a brief conversation with my …

Balakov

Why? Why do I take photographs of small plastic figures? Well, I’m not doing it to change the world. Neither am I bringing attention to worthy causes, or highlighting injustice with my photographs. I do it for the same reason most people do most things, I do it for me. …