Why? by Konstantin

Hello, I’m Konstantin. For me, LEGO photography is not a hobby, it’s without exaggeration an integral part of my life. It all started in 2014, when I got the first smartphone with a good camera. At that time, I had no idea what photography was all about. I just liked …

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 …

Why? by JoanMarcF

My name is Joan Marc, I am 29 years old. I live in Catalunya (Spain), near the city of Barcelona. ​​I studied industrial design but I’m a graphic designer and amateur photographer. In 2015 I discovered the phenomenon of “toy photography on Instagram through the photographer Vesa Lehtimäki. This started …

Starting Small

Hi. My name is Alan, and I am a toy photographer. Though I took occasional snapshots of toys as far back as 2008, I didn’t start focusing my camera on toys until the birth of my son in 2012. As any new parent will tell you, free time becomes a …

The Spoons

Many things seemed to come together all of the sudden—even though everything was in place for years. The Spoons were like a perfect little storm. I (Momma Spoon) have always been enamored with miniatures. I had a little jade buddha on a charm when I was young and it drew …

Why? by Cynthia aka general_sneers

An entire room of toys. Shelves dedicated to favorite characters. Row upon row of little plastic people and accessories in storage containers. Large scale figures, 1/6th scale figures behind glass, 3 3/4 figures right on down to tiny little Lego minifigures reenacting scenes from my favorite movies. An entire desk …

What is Toy Photography?

10% of the worlds population suffer from Alexithymia; a trait that makes it difficult to find words for thoughts and feelings. I’ve never been diagnosed with Alexithymia but I sure as hell can relate to it. What does this have to do with Toy Photography? I’m glad you asked. Please, …

“Write? But why?”

I write to get a feeling out, whether it’s positive or negative. However, the goal is to always find a positive take away. Maybe that’s not in the story itself but rather in the act of writing. For instance, I wrote this 2-part piece about a failed relationship. The first …

Why? by Lee Boardman

Its hard for me to reflect back at the ‘why’ I started toy photography. It actually brings back hard memories. Bad memories. But I’ll get back to that thought in a minute. For me, I posted my first shot on instagram on the 4th April 2016. Not so long ago …

The accidental AFOL

When I first saw the highly articulated Star Wars Black series figures two years ago, it rekindled my toy-collecting hobby and started my interest in toy photography. Up till then, the last figures I bought were 20 years ago and had only 5 points of articulation. I bought a bunch …

Why by Captain Dangerous

I was 5 years old. Begging my Mum to take me and my brother to our local game store to buy the Link figure from Ocarina of Time. I remember being so worried they would be sold out. It’s a nerve wracking feeling to a kid, haha! I remember seeing …

Who I am…

My timeline regarding toy photography is not long by any means, I pretty much started taking pix with my toys just over 3 months ago. That’s not to say that I have only started collecting and appreciating toys. My love affair with toys has stuck with me for as long …

Why am I a toy photographer?

Why am I a toy photographer? Let me begin with a question directed to you: Have you ever asked yourselves why and how you became a toy photographer? I know that face you make now. That is howI felt thinking about it. Let us start some years ago. I guess …