A LIGHT IN THE DARK

Oh my…

Just as everyone seems to be all busy preparing their journeys to the north east of the United States and looking forward to this weekend’s Seattle Toy Photography Meet-Up, I´m rather feeling torn between going green with envy and simply being sad because I can´t be there…

…to meet all the fantastic attendees from all over the place!

…to  actually meet many of those tiny digital people from inside my mobile device in real life!

…to get together with like-minded individuals and feel the spirit amongst toy photographers!

…to learn more and more about taking photos and about other cultures´ toys!

…to simply have a massively great time!!!

But, there is a light in the dark.

As I knew from the first announcement of the Seattle event that I could´t make it to the U.S. this time, I still absolutely wanted to get back together with some of the fantastic people I met in the Archipelago last summer and more people who I have come across on Instagram since. And I did´t want to wait another year for a chance for a ToyPhotoSafari to happen. So when I had the pleasure of dining with a certain Swedish Belgian in Germany the other night, we exchanged some ideas and decided it should simply be done!

The idea of the HamburgToyPhotoSafari was defined and determined. Though it’s still at the very early planning stages, I imagine it won’t be a meet-up as big as the Seattle one; still I´m hoping to be able to welcome many old and new friends in this rather maritime city on the banks of the river Elbe. While we begin the planning of our program has only just begun I´d like to at least confirm the dates so that those who may interested in attending can take out their pens and make a big mark in their calendars on

September 23rd- 25th 2016.

Just like last year, Friday will be reserved for arriving in Hamburg and getting to know each other. Saturday will be the main day with lots of chances to take plastic places and exploring interesting parts and spots of my fair city of Hamburg. On Sunday we´ll probably have to say goodbye (and of course start planning for our next event;-)…).

(As I won´t be able to provide a base camp like CasaVanrillaer in the Archipelago this will be a more “public” meet-up close to the heartbeat of the city.)

Please let me know whether this sounds interesting to YOU in the comments below.

“Hummel hummel” from Hamburg,

Stefan/@herrsm

(and now let me get online and see what I´m missing in Seattle……)

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fubiken/Stefan.K
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Any sound you hear is just me doing a happy dance
I have got vacation accepted 22-26 september so I’m in Was just waiting for it to become official before I start to book anything, but now I can start. Now I have to figure out how to get from/ to the airport and where in Hamburg I should look for a hotel. Any suggestions?

fubiken/Stefan.K
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P.S Good thing I checked my passport, it was outdated but will get a new one during summer D.S

Maëlick (aka Reiterlied)
Member

I really need to not miss this one. I’m in too!

Stacy
Member

Oh my gosh, I am so up for this!! I’ve been so jealous of everyone getting excited about Seattle too, so count me in for a European meet up! :)

sachabricks
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sachabricks

Hey Stefan and all the other fellow toy-photographers

Not 100% sure if I’m off then but should be and if so… Count me in! :) Would really love to get to know some of you guys! :)

The Date is already for sure?

Regards
Sacha

Boris
Admin

Count me in as well :)

Sacha, for now it is, (unless something major would happen), but we did settle on this weekend and I reserved the dates in my calendar.

Boris

sachabricks
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sachabricks

Perfect! Thx!

Ian Cockayne
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Stefan, Boris, Stefan.K,

Fantastic news to hear that the Scandinavian / Baltic / European Toy Safaris are getting a second instalment! I have requested holiday and as long as relocation plans do not get in the way, I want to be there. Really looking forward to seeing some old friends and meeting some new ones!

Maybe I can dust off my secondary school German!

Tschüs!

Ian

Boris
Admin

Ian, looking forward to it (not the german, but the meet up) !

Boris

fubiken/Stefan.K
Member

Might aswell speak Klingon, don’t know any of those languages ;) But looking forwards as you say to meet old and new friends :)

David Rasmusson
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Count me in!

Boris
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David, you miss an “m” in your IG tag :)

Looking forward to meet up again in September !

Lizzi
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Very possibly in! We have family in Lubeck so it could be a combined trip to the area as I have never been! Exciting, and a good excuse to really get going on my Rosetta Stone German programme!

Lizzi
Member

Hi, just wondering if there was anything more about this meet up? I’ve booked the time off work, and I’m definitely up for it but want to see if there is a hotel everyone is planning on using and confirm that it’s going ahead before booking flights etc. Thanks!

fubiken/Stefan.K
Member

I also wonder I have not booked a flight or anything yet.

Ballou34
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Well, I noticed that I did not answer to this post.
I have planed my days off so that I can attend, this time. You can count me in and I can’t wait to meet you all.

Boris
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The blog is updated !
Go check it out :)