Stuck In Plastic.
We all love our toys.
Some of us collect. Some build amazing creations, turn them in the gorgeous jewelry, or architectural objects.
And some like to take pictures.
Not to document the awesomeness of the creation.
But for the art of taking pictures.
They call us toy photographers.
And that is what we are.
A creative collective of toy photographers.
A collective of wanna be grown-ups taking pictures of toys and exploring the whole creative process. From ideation, collaboration and creating beautiful images, to telling stories and sharing our work. Engaging with our audience and learning from their reactions and feedback, and include it in our creative process. Not just online-hunting for the oh so powerful social media likes and dopamine kicks, but engaging in real live exhibitions and pop up events around the world. From main street art-galleries to geek filled convention centers around the world.
Personal human interaction plays an important role in our creative process.
For everyone to see.
And sometimes touch.
To inspire others and engage.
To grow ourselves from these creative adventures.
To learn and explore our inner child.
To tell stories.
To take plastic places.
To be stuck in plastic.
A journey of exploration.
Stuck In Plastic is a creative collective on a journey of exploration.
A creative journey that started this fellowship of toy photographers in 2014.
A journey that brought some very talented toy photographers together in a series of fine art exhibitions in Seattle and toy photography safaris around the world.
We even added South Korea and South Africa to the mix.
This ever-evolving collective is exploring its why.
Exploring the creative process is the manifest of its existence.
It is that endless creative journey that binds its members and friends around the world.
A journey they all take part in.
As participants, creatives, contributors, viewers, and consumers.
Or as one of the crew to keep the collective going.
Wanderlust and storytelling.
Just like Alice in Wonderland, we do not know what is at the end of the tunnel or where this adventure will take us. But we know we have lots of passion and wanderlust.
A passion for toys.
And a passion for exploring our inner child.
Stuck In Plastic Today.
Twelve words in 2017
For 2017, the collective selected twelve words to explore.
Twelve words that created a creative reflection in each individual work and inspired them to further explore. Out of all the work they created, and an exhibition of the twelve works was created and shown in Paris and Hamburg during the first half of 2018.
Fifty-Two in 2018
In 2018, the crew decided to explore 52 words in 52 weeks
Fifty Three in 2019
The journey continued in 2019 with 53 words, but some creative tiredness crept into the rhytmn.
The SiP goes Denmark included a pop up art exhibition in the LEGO House.
Twenty twenty was a strange year.
The creative challenge was brought back to a monthly theme, and the planned toy photography safari in Tallin got canceled (as so many other things).
And so was the planned exhibition in Stockholm.
The very first three day virtual workshop was a creative success and set the theme for twenty one.
The year is in full swing and digital workshops are this years theme.
And then some more.
Like a small art exhibition at the Hermitage in Amsterdam.
Twenty Two is earmarked to get a real world safari again, and the location is set to Tallin.
Stuck In Plastic and TLG
While Stuck In Plastic is not exclusive to LEGO toy photography, all(most) all the crew members share a natural love for those plastic bricks and figures. Today the majority of the collective’s photography uses LEGO as a means to tell their stories. During 2016 Stuck In Plastic got recognized by The LEGO Group (TLG) for its creative contributions in the AFOL (Adult Fans Of LEGO) world.
Stuck In Plastic is today a Recognized LEGO Fan Media (RLFM) and has made one of its creative objectives to have, someday in the not so distant future, a slightly more larger exhibition of awesome toy photographers around the world in the LEGO House in Billund, Denmark.