It seems like a dream…

I have always done my toy photography by myself, on the street, on the beach, in the puddles and i’m used to be alone, and having people stoping asking me:

What I’m doing, if I’m alright, or if I need a lift, or some help…

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For You!

Being on the #baltictoysafari was an amazing experience to meet other photographers that share the same interest as me: playing with toys and then sharing the result online. In this crowd I suddenly  wasn’t the only one lying on the ground taking pictures of toys, everyone did it. And we did it in the streets, on the beach, in the forest and no one stopped and asked: ”Are you ok, or should I get you some help?” It almost seemed normal.

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The hulk and @suppaduppa666
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meta of teddy with @davirasm

When I look back on the weekend in Vaxholm, it seems like a dream. I got the opportunity to meet people so dedicated to toys that they like me are carrying their toys with them all around the world, just to find a great spot to play and photograph in. And during the days in Vaxholm we shared our toy boxes and the toys within them. We worked together to tell stories with toys and all that was more than I ever could have dreamt of.

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Bedtime stories
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Flash!

When I signed up for the baltictoysafari I did it well aware of the fact that I mostly work in the hours before sunset or just after sunrise. So I had small or non hope that I would be shooting anything after those hours but when I found myself in the company of other toy-photographers I got inspired. And even I wanted to take pictures of toys at other hours. I wanted to play more and take more pictures. All of this made the experience in Waxholm totally amazing.

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working in the sunrise!

Being together with the photog on the baltictoysafari have given me so much insights about myself. I have to say thank you all for coming and sharing. A special thanks to Wiveka (from Bromma) and Boris (from Belgium) for opening up your home to us toy-nerds, so that we could play, and share this time together. All of you that joined have a special place in my heart, see you soon, online and hopefully offline as well.

Till next time… thanks Shelly, David, Stefan, Stefan, Ian, David, Christoffer, Wiveka and Boris.

Kristina

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Meta of @suppaduppa666
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Meta of @herrsm
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@_me2_
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the avatar for the day (@_me2_)
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meta of @suppaduppa666
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on the beach with @davirasm
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breakfast

 

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Working together with @_me2_
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Meta with @herrsm
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@_me2_

6 Replies to “It seems like a dream…”

    1. I have been asked so many times, the worst were en a car stopped and asked if I were ok, or if the could give me a ride. Because I looked ill :)
      Cars pull up to me and ask if I’m ok, or if they can call someone to get me some help, and I usually respond. No, I’m just fine – I just take pictures of toys :) And hear my self sound a bit strange :)

      Thank you

    1. Hi, I’m not sure if your asking why the pictures is named “meta of @suppaduppa666” – it’s a picture of David (@suppaduppa666) taking a picture and usually we call that a meta-picture, on the other hand is also a picture of David, or a portrait of David, so maybe it should be called Portrait of David – I don’t know. I hope this clarify the naming of the picture.

        1. Hi! It’s a Lumix GF-1, an old camera. It’s like a rangefinder camera, a mixture between a DSLR and a point and shoot camera. System is called Micro Four Thirds.

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