Celebrating 4 years of LEGO Pirate Photography with the Pirates of Barracuda Bay

Today is a special day.
The new LEGO Ideas set, the Pirates of Barracuda Bay, is publicly revealed.

But Sunday, I noticed it’s even more special to me.

For the past 10 days, I’ve been playing with the new Pirates of Barracuda Bay LEGO Ideas set, taking pictures for LEGO. All this in secret. This has been a very special project for me as I have a special relationship with pirates.

And today, on the day I can finally talk about it, it also appears it is the 4th anniversary of one of my favorite photos. The One that changed everything.

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“This will all end in tears. I just know it.”

Let me tell you of a man

Some years ago I stumbled across a feed on Instagram. The name of the feed pointed out clearly that most of the content was about hotdogs and burgers. Clearly something I was interested in. I followed that account and saw that its owner was visiting my hometown. I texted him and we met in person. That’s a long story short of how I met Lasse.

Find the passion

It took us quite some time to find out that we shared another passion (other than just eating out at Havnen’s Perle in Aarhus, for those who remember our last safari). It’s the passion for a construction toy, a system or plain and easy: the brick. Lasse and his wife even received LEGO as a wedding gift from their friends! What a base to start a marriage from!

From idea to reality

The other day when I showed Lasse one of our SiP custom minifigures, he seemed instantly hooked. I’m supposing that an idea instantly took shape. Not much later he came up with the idea of a custom minifigure of his company’s mascot. Some designing and fine-tuning later he had a draft. Lasse contacted a printer (great work, Lars!) and got his vision printed on a mini torso. He was so happy (and maybe also a little inspired by the first postcards he received from our Xmas card exchange) that he took his creation out and about and took his first toy photo (with his phone)! (Let’s see if we can get him into LEGOgraphy as well…)

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To post or not to post?

Here I am, in August 2019, trying to select and to work on all my pictures from last summer. (Me, late? Never!)

The beginning

Last week I started to work on the pictures I took during a short trip to Barcelona I made last July for my work.  Generally, when I work on my pictures, I have always in mind that I need an article for my blog, with an average of 5 pictures by article.

So, I selected 7 pictures.

I post-processed them.

I applied my watermark.

I start writing the article for the blog about this cute park where I took all my selected pictures.

And I looked again at my 7 pictures.

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What do I bring for SiPgoesDenmark safari?

OK everyone! I’m giggling with excitement this week because on Thursday I will fly to Billund in Denmark to meet some crazy toy photographers for the SiPgoesDenmark toy photography safari!

As I didn’t take a lot of pictures this year, I’m looking forward to spending a long weekend shooting my little skeletons and talk about toys and photography with friendly people.

Unexpectedly, I managed to make my bag and my selection of toys this weekend. That’s quite a big achievement for me. I’m always doing stuff at the last moment. Hope I will not forget my bag on Thursday morning!

First, the toys

Of course, it’s easy for me, I’m taking all my skeleton family. But as my dog chewed one of them a few months ago and as they wear out quickly, I’ve placed an order to refill my stock. So I’m bringing a “fresh” family with me (as fresh as a skeleton can be!).

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Do You Have A Question Or Two?

Recognised LEGO Fan Media days

It´s that time of year again. We´re happy to having been invited to attend this year´s edition of the RLFM days in Billund, Denmark, once more. We have been writing about it in recent years, yet some of you may still be asking: the….what??

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Meet Ian

TGiF- Thank Godtfred it’s Friday again.

Hello, it’s Stefan on behalf of the SiP crew. Let’s sit down for a virtual cup of coffee and talk to a friend of our little blog about themselves, their photography and about the #SiPgoes52 challenge again.

This week I thought I’d be extra clever and offer a cup of tea instead as I was going to talk to Ian from Liverpool, England. Turns out I hadn’t done my homework precisely enough:
Our guest kindly asked for a latte with sugar. (He spent some time in France.)

But now, dear readers, grab yourself an euphorigenic hot drink of your choice, lean back and enjoy our talk. Continue reading “Meet Ian”

Week 13: Passion

Passion can be found in various fields and situations.                                                  Go to a concert, a classical one with a huge orchestra or a rock gig: if the musicians are passionate about their work you will be able to feel it.

Whenever a  cook celebrates his craftsmanship to a certain level you will taste it.

And you don´t have to study arts to understand what drove a painter to create a masterpiece that really touches your heart.

Passion and Toyphotography

 

To me, Passion is and has always been not only an emotion but also a very special energy. A quick look at Wikipedia confirms that impression.

When asking fellow photographers why they photograph toys, so far most replied with “For the fun of it”.

But what got you started in the first place?

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And the winners are …

Where Is Anton.

Our latest creative contest #WhereIsAnton together with LEGO Ideas ended last weekend.  It was a real success with hundreds of photos tagged on Instagram. Since then, we’ve been browsing through all the awesome entries on Instagram, Facebook, Google+, Flickr and even 500px and LEGO’s own gallery to find the winners of this challenge.

Sleepless nights, painstakingly looking for chromatic aberrations, sensor dust, creative compositions and cheer creative fun kept your jury awake. A shortlist of nominations in different categories lead the jury to an almost all night hangout session to come up with the final nominations, some special category nominations with an extra honorary price and the ultimate three winners of the LEGO Idea House sets we are giving away. But first we want to thank ALL of you, for taking part in this fun creative context and we will for sure do it again.

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Only 4 days left …

Where Is Anton.

As some of you may have noticed, we are running a little creative photo contest here on Stuck In Plastic. We asked you to be on the lookout for Anton and share his adventures and sightings around the globe with us. And the images are pouring in. You still have four days (and that includes a full weekend) to get your Anton in. One fantastic toy photographer who did not wait until the last minute was Marco, our Adult Photographer from Italy. Continue reading “Only 4 days left …”

Your Anton

The Anton Saga

We are having a little Anton craziness here on the blog. As you know we are giving away three (yes, three) LEGO Old Fishing Store boxes as part of our creative contest (cc).
And all of you can participate in this fun photo challenge.
You can make your own Anton.
You can pick up Anton in the LEGO store. This set is so awesome and packed with toy photographers little objects you will reuse time after time, that ending up with an extra set through this contest is worth it.
Or, you can get a real Anton from us. Continue reading “Your Anton”