The Story and You: The Artist’s Mystery

“Respect” is one of the key words from our wonderful year of toy photography. Reading the results of our amazing collaborative project, I think the participants’ work deserves great respect. “The Story and You” showed different sides of participating toy photographers’ talents, their inspiration and various cultural branches that influenced …

The Story and You: Tomek Reveals the Secret

Our outstandingly talented and creative artists have gathered for this new collective project in order to celebrate Halloween and give you some unforgettable impressions. We all know how John’s mysterious story started. And now let’s listen to our friend Tomek who has written an absolutely brilliant horror tale… Prepare to …

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 …

New figures, new stories

With the London meet-up in less than a month, I’ve been preparing madly. Part of this preparation involved getting a set of custom TV Heads (from @krash_override) for the paid participants! If you’ve been following Toy Photographers for a while, you will almost certainly have seen these guys around. Since they …

How to Create a Character

You’ve heard us talk time and time again here on the Toy Photographers blog about the importance of story telling. We enjoy featuring artists like Austin and Joseph who always seem to have a fully developed story behind their photos. Yet I rarely practice what I preach, much less read. …

Rules Schmules

Anyone who’s read the blog knows that we often ponder the rules. Both Shelly and Dave have discussed various ‘rules’ of photography, and when it might be better to break them. But what about mythology rules?

Putting It Out There

Writing was the earliest form of storytelling I remember doing. I would actually write stories to then play them out with my action figures. I was 25 when I first started…just kidding, I was 9. Writing comes naturally not easily. It’s therapy. I can get something off my chest or …

Have Something to Say

“You don’t photograph because you have a camera. You photograph because you have eyes and you have something to say.”  Robert Frank When I was in Chicago recently I saw this quote on the wall of an exhibit of Robert Frank photos. Even though Robert Frank helped to define the …