This week’s podcast guest has been a near-daily source of inspiration of mine for quite some time. So I’m excited that I finally got the chance not only to interview him, but pick his brain about indoor photography and practical effects.
This week, Kristina and I are putting the relaxing days of Summer behind us, and going “back to reality” for this month’s podcast theme exercise.
My love of Stormtroopers is well documented on the podcast, so you can imagine my enjoyment when I finally got a real-life Trooper on the show!
Summer is in the air, and on the airwaves! The popular season is the subject of our latest podcast theme, and it turned out to be a popular one indeed!
Have you ever wanted to print your photos? Then this is the podcast for you! I brought in two printing experts – Shelly and Kristina – to discuss not only the how, but also the why of photo printing.
Today’s podcast guest is someone whose work I’ve been seeing for 15 years, but just didn’t know it. In fact, many toy photographers and collectors have purchased his work without even realizing it. I’m talking about toy packaging artist Jerry Wilson.
It’s hard to believe that James Gibbs has only been doing toy photography since early 2018. His work has made such an impression on me that I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t seeing his clever images grace my feed.
First, we challenged ourselves to recreate the work of another artist. Then we remade our own photos. Now, in this closing chapter of our photo recreation trilogy, Kristina and I recreate one of each other’s photos – and learn quite a bit about ourselves work in the process.
One of the joys of doing this podcast is connecting with artists whose work I admire. Alan Rappa is one such photographer. I’m a big fan of Alan’s cinematic style and crisp macro work that brings you right into the scene. I love the way he can recreate scenes from …
One of my favorite parts of being a toy photographer is the toy photo community itself, and the wonderful people from around the world who share in this hobby. One such person is Doug Gary, a LEGO photographer from the Bay Area who I met at the Oregon Meetup in …
The poignant story of Mark Hogancamp is a familiar one for toy photographers, as it was first told in the 2010 documentary, Marwencol, and subsequent book, Welcome to Marwencol. Last year, Robert Zemeckis brought the story to the masses on the big screen, with… mixed results.
After taking some much needed R&R, I’m thrilled to be back on the podcast this week!
Nostalgia is todays theme on the Toy Photographers Podcast. We talk about nostalgia because it is a common theme in the toy photography community. Toy photographers often play with the toys of their own childhoods. Nostalgic images are often thinly veiled reminisces of a favorite movies or a moment from our …
Humor and toy photography seems like a match made in heaven…or is it? In this second episode of the Toy Photographers Podcast mini season, we (Kristina and Shelly) talk about using humor as a tool in toy photography. Join us as we continuing our quest to find define exactly what …
During James’ podcast break we (Kristina and I) will do a short podcast-series about “What toy photography is”.
I was expecting to release one more podcast episode before taking a short break, but life doesn’t always go according to plan.
How do we define creativity? Exploring this elusive question is one reason I started the podcast, because it manifests differently in all of us.
Have you ever been frustrated by a lack of articulation in your toys? Felt limited by what’s available for sale from major brands? Or do you just have crazy cool toy ideas you’d love to bring to life? Then you’re going to love the work of Dennis Taylor, aka Krash_Override.
Kristina and I have stumbled upon a new trend with our themed episodes of the podcast: They’re getting more difficult! That was certainly true of today’s episode.
On this week’s show, Dave DeBaermaeker returns to help me explore our history with shooting both LEGO and action figures.