LEGO Building & Toy Photography

Do you like to combine LEGO Building and Toy Photography? If yes, your art is connected with many creative experiments! We can set the “Brick Photography” apart from other genres of toy art and discuss the best ways of using the bricks in our photos. Types of Brick Photography – …

#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 …

The Two Shot Challenge

Its time to introduce our June Challenge from our MeWe community: the Two Shot Challenge Rather than a theme challenge I want to introduce a new concept: the compositional challenge. I’m in need of a good technical challenge and the lovely folks at The Photographers Blog have allowed me to …

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 …

The evident is incredible

Do you know why the wizards hide their abilities? They’re sure that the non-magical people don’t understand what they see. Listen to my story as a perfect proof of what I say. Being of Japanese origin, I studied in British school full of ancient magical traditions. This place is so …

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.