BMW And The Fett

A while ago I was browsing all the options at the LEGO store, and I noticed something intriguing. I had an idea, and I had the strongest desire to see if I was correct. So I ordered a Technic BMW Motorcycle, and a Boba Fett buildable figure. I really didn’t …

#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 …

Dropping Clues and Dropping Art

Last post I asked you to save the date for the next Toy Photographers Melbourne Meetup. This time I’m drip feeding some more information about the plans for the day. I’m also drop feeding some information about an exciting activity we’re planning for the day. And I’m asking you to …

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 …

The Winner Is…

Over the past month I have had the privilege to receive a couple significant awards for my photography. Despite being pretty cool from a personal perspective, I think they have significance for toy photographers being seen as a legitimate art form. But first, let me go over the awards. Guru …

Save the Date!

Grab a big red pen. Go to your calendar. Thumb the pages to October. Place a great, whopping circle around Saturday the 19th. There you go. You’ve just saved the date for the next Melbourne Toy Photographers meetup! “But it’s only June. Why am I circling dates on my calendar …

The Eagle Has Landed…

One small step… you know the rest! To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, LEGO has released the Creator Expert 10266 NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander set. This is difficult set for me to review. Well, difficult to review from a toy photography point of view anyway. …

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 …

Shooting Starships

One of my favorite things about Star Wars is the plethora of awesome starship designs. From intimidating behemoths to fast hunks of junk, starships are an integral part of the Star Wars universe. So it should come as no surprise that they’re also a popular subject for toy photography.

As Right as Rain

Rain. The nemesis of the outdoor toy photographer. Or is it? Sure, we’ve all been there. We’ve planned a day outdoors taking photos of toys. Our bags are packed, our batteries charged, and then it starts raining, devastating our plans. Dang it! Yeah, it can be a jerk. But hear …

Colla-BEER-ating

It’s no secret that I like beer. And I like toy photography. So, when a chance meeting at my local bar led to the offer to collaborate with a craft beer reviewer and photographer, of course I jumped at the opportunity!