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 …

MeWe Challenge: Fairytales

November saw our first monthly photo challenge across G+, Flickr and our new home MeWe. The theme for November’s challenge was fairytales! As well as the usual fun and the chance for the winner’s photograph to adorn the MeWe community’s banner, we also had a fitting prize attached. To go …

The Winners of our July G+ Challenge

July saw our G+ community looking for their favourite toy in the latest challenge. Sounds easy, right? Well the varied approach to this challenge shows it wasn’t easy picking just one favourite toy, but the resulting entries were both wonderful and insightful! One Toy to rule them all, One Toy …

My Toy Photography Journey

My toy photography started “A long time ago in a galaxy …”. Well maybe not that far away really, just a couple of hours drive from home. My journey did  start on Tatooine though. Let me explain. Back in July 2012, I took my family on a trip to Legoland …

Moving from the abstract to the concrete

I have raised my kids within the Montessori system of education which believes in the natural progression of learning that moves from the concrete to abstract. This concept is defined by the children first working with physical objects like wooden blocks and beads that represent abstract concepts like the number system …

Freed him from choice

The ultimate limitation Last Sunday there was another Melbourne #brickstameet. As I was packing Lego on the Saturday, with rain and hail pelting the roof, Shelly’s post about setting boundaries and limiting choices hovered over me. As every minifigures was placed in the container, her words “taking a less is …

Sip-A-To-Do-List

Sip-A-Dee-Ay , my oh my what a wonderful day. Aaaand…“click”…send! And with that seemingly insignificant click of the keyboard, all my photos are sent to the printers for the exhibition. I was kind of hoping for some sort of fanfare, or maybe some streamers and balloons to burst out of …