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”

My First Toy Photo(s) – by Ann @Miss__Feklista

I’d like to start my new story with thanking dear Shelly for this great fest of unity and creativity that she brings to us.

The more I tell about my hobby the better I know what the Time Travel is. After showing my Five Favorite Figures to you I had the impression that this adventure still lived in Present… And when I tried to reflect on the Past I was totally excited to realize that all my little heroes had the real Ancestors. Continue reading “My First Toy Photo(s) – by Ann @Miss__Feklista”

Nostalgia and Embarrasment: My First Toy Photo

When Shelly initially asked me to write a post about my first toy photo, I was hit with competing feelings of excitement and apprehension. On one hand, I knew it’d be fun to look back at my early work and see how far I’ve come as a photographer. On the other, I knew that it’d be tough, as an artist, to view my early work without a twinge of embarrassment. Judging by similar posts written by Shelly, Mike, and Boris, I’m not alone in either of these regards. Continue reading “Nostalgia and Embarrasment: My First Toy Photo”

My 1st toy photo was a souvenir from Copenhagen

davirasm 1 of 5 castaways

Some say you never forget your first, so when Shelly asked me to write about my first LEGO photo I had it in my mind right away, but it had been a long time since I thought about it.

In 2009 I had been years since I’d bought any new LEGO. The LEGO I had was packed away sorted by set in boxes in my parents’ attic. So when I went for holiday in Copenhagen and walked past a toy store, a little LEGO set felt like a fun souvenir. Continue reading “My 1st toy photo was a souvenir from Copenhagen”

My First Toy Photo – Pulup

I stepped into toy photography a couple of years after I bought my first DSLR camera. Back in those days, I was walking around at least once a week, taking my own concept-photo trips in the city, though mostly taking shots of cats, graffiti and beer on the streets of Istanbul (no surprise here). After I bought my first iPhone, I became addicted to Hipstamatic and Instagram, and frankly I started to use my DSLR less often. After a while I started to buy Lego to add color to my photos, which became a big hobby of mine with almost thousand mini figures and more than three thousand Lego photos to date. Continue reading “My First Toy Photo – Pulup”

here’s where it all began

it was july 7, 2013. i was in a long line at the grocery store. it was a summer day and sunshine-starved danes (yes, we are often starved for sunshine in the middle of the summer in denmark) were piling their baskets with grillables and rosé and rushing towards the register, to get home before the sunshine left again. the line was long and there was no sign of them calling another cashier to open another register, so i was stuck. as i was waiting, i glanced to my left and there was a display of small, shiny, colorful bags of LEGO minifigures. prominently depicted on the package was a minifigure of a guy in a chicken suit. i had a brood of hens at home of which i was inordinately fond and i thought, “i’ve gotta have that chicken suit guy,” so i grabbed a couple (or three) bags and tossed them in my basket. Continue reading “here’s where it all began”

Roots

What’s my first toy photo?

The origins, as discussed here in the Stuck in Plastic blog before, are important, where you come from reflects on what you do later in life. I grew up in a home where I had Lego and an access to a camera, they were always there, sometimes the camera even had film in it. As a photographer of toys that combination still reverberates to my work.

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65 Million Years Ago …

In the beginning I had absolutely no idea what I was doing.

I had been working on a dinosaur-themed comic book and purchased a few toy dinosaurs to help with anatomical designs. The Allosaurus was first, but soon followed by a Triceratops and a Velociraptor. All made by the French brand, Papo.

They had almost no articulation, but the detail of the sculpt and paintwork were unparalleled. That’s what really caught my attention, the realism of the figures. Continue reading “65 Million Years Ago …”

My First Toy …

A toy is an item that can be used to play with and be used as the main actor in toy photography. Toys are generally used by children, pets and toy photographers alike. Playing with toys help kids form a different perspective about life and the society they live in and opens up a magic world for toy photographers to explore while pets take resilience to a complete new level when it comes to toys.

We all remember our first toy …

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