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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The Road Ahead

Last week we told you we needed a break.
A moment of reflection.
A moment of looking back at the past and listen to see where we want to go in the future. Slow down and refocus. Not just looking at the here and now, but look at the bigger picture. Why did we start this creative collective. What did we achieve. Where did we want to go. And where did we actually landed on our journey. What is the road ahead for this group of spacemen stuck in plastic. All good questions that cannot be answered in a single tweet or an overnight post. It needs time. Continue reading “The Road Ahead”

Taking plastic places.
Exploring my inner child and following Me2’s wanderlust into untold stories for generations to come.
100% Stuck In Plastic.

Why? – The Origin story by Ballou34

Have you ever asked yourself why you were doing the things you do, the things that you like, the things that motivate you?

That is the question Shelly asked me. And to be honest, it is not an easy task.

It’s like asking Bruce Wayne why he became Batman or Anakin Skywalker why he became Darth Vader… Continue reading “Why? – The Origin story by Ballou34”

Aeronautics engineer by day, toy photographer by night.
Exploring the world with his plastic figures.

A mirror of ourselves – 5 reasons why we photograph minifigures

»eat my bricks« is a photo art project. We are two dads and media dudes aged 40 from Dresden, Germany, and we have known each other for more than 20 years. Continue reading “A mirror of ourselves – 5 reasons why we photograph minifigures”

»eat my bricks« is a photo art project. Two media dudes from Dresden, Germany, have robbed their kids’ brick collections, knowing full well that every little detail counts.

Why? by Leila Chieko

I used to be a scrapbook queen. I’ve been documenting my life through photography since grade school and have put together dozens and dozens of scrapbooks all the way up until about ten years ago when I made the transition from 35mm film to digital photography. I photographed the usual: people, travel, landscapes. In my quest to answer the “Why do I take toy photographs?” question this blog series is based on, I dug up one of my earliest scrapbooks from age 11 in which I remember taking a photo of a Hot Wheels truck in front of a Hawaiian sunset. Continue reading “Why? by Leila Chieko”

Multi-instrumentalist, rhythm crafter, LEGO photographer, stop-motion animator, lover of lava.

Why? by Brooks Weaver

A few years ago when I created my first Lego mini-figure scene with the members of Guardians of the Galaxy, I never would have thought I would be sitting here typing this Post.  But thanks to Shelly for giving me the opportunity to write a few thoughts on ‘Why’ I am ‘stuck in plastic’ doing toy photography, I know that I wouldn’t want to be anyplace else. Continue reading “Why? by Brooks Weaver”

Just a Ginger with two sheets of blank paper, a camera and a lot of memories to create (or recreate) with Lego.