First of all, I’d like to thank Shelly for this awesome opportunity to share my hobby with my friends from around the world.
My name is Ann and I photograph toys because I like to bring Joy.
My story is both simple and special: it is about the relationship with a Toy. Is there anybody who didn’t love toys in childhood? We all learnt to rejoice, playing with them. I’m convinced that an adult can keep love for toys! Growing up, we just find new ways of playing and, in my opinion, the most fascinating of them is Toy and Lego Photography. Continue reading “Why? By Ann @Miss__Feklista”
Hasbro’s 6″ Star Wars Black Series, NECA’s 7″ Alien Xenomorph, Revoltech’s highly articulated Woody and Jessie from Toy Story, Bandai’s mega-detailed 6.5″ Predator… these are the types of figures you’ll see if you stumble across my Instagram page. So how in the world did these cute little Lego Minifigures find their way in front of my lens?? Continue reading “♬ Follow the yellow (and red, blue, green…) brick road ♬”
First off I’d like to thank Shelly for inviting me to contribute to the stunning world of Stuck in Plastic through the “Why?” series. I feel truly privileged, but also a little apprehensive. My reasons for taking up Toy Photography are something I wasn’t too sure about until I sat down to write this. Well, I’ve always known ‘why?’, but I’ve been in denial of those reasons, until now. Continue reading “Why? – Sbphotographs1”
Almost every day of the week, I get up at 6:30am (grab coffee #1), trawl the internet for interesting news (while drinking coffee #2), create an image to represent the selected story using toys such as Lego, then post the edited picture on my website and various social media platforms along with a brief summary
Why do I take photographs of minifigures? Until Shelly invited me to write a post for the “Why?” series, I never gave this question much thought. On the surface, the answer seems obvious: LEGO minifigures are fun photo subjects and I enjoy sharing the photos with the growing community of toy photographers on Flickr and other social media platforms. However, there must be another reason why I’m willing to spend long and often painful hours hunched over the camera on my kitchen table to create these photos and additional hours on the computer to edit them. Continue reading “Why? – by Handstand30”
I hardly read blogs, I even dislike the word. Blog… sounds like something stuck halfway down your toilet, just out of arms reach….waiting, lurking….return of the blogmonster, part fifteen. Continue reading “To blog or not to blog…”
Why? It’s a simple question I’ve always answered in the wrong way.
“-Why do you do this, David?
– Mmm… I do this because I had a smartphone and I started taking quick pics of my figures in order to have good references for drawing my comic-books. After a few weeks I realized that I had dozens of pics and they worked pretty well with a little caption. I started publishing them on my personal Facebook account and bla,bla,bla…”
When I was invited by Shelly to write this ‘why?’ piece, I felt privileged but I also felt a sense of trepidation. I was reminded of being an 18 year old art student and when I was asked to explain the meaning behind a piece of work by a tutor. I managed to chat away about religious symbolism and that seemed to go down quite well. However, I also thought that meaning could be very personal to an individual. It can be interpreted differently by the artist or viewer, but each idea is equally valid. Continue reading “Why? – by Chris Rose”