Playing with the big boys

A skeleton on a bench

Okay…where do I start?

Thanking the SiP crew for giving me the big honor to join the team?
Talking about the big pressure I feel now on my shoulder?
Or maybe about me jumping with excitement for what has just happened?

Here I am, playing with the big boys of the toy photography universe and it feels intimidating, I must admit it!

And exciting!
And intimidating!
And exciting! Continue reading “Playing with the big boys”

Self-development during toy safari

It is so personal and yet I want to share it. My first safari was so magical and awesome, I couldn’t have imagined it better. The awesomeness took me by surprise. Although I read all the posts about past safaris and how amazing they were, I was still not prepared for the reality of it.

For the first time in my life seeing other people posing toys in front of a camera, talking about toys, talking about other toy photographers that I only follow on Instagram… It made everything that I only knew online so real. Continue reading “Self-development during toy safari”

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”

NDA and Voltron

Voltron

RLFM

Earlier this year, we went to visit TLG for the RLFM 2018 days in Billund, and in line with good old traditions, we got the chance to meet up with some of the LEGO Designers and Product Groups.

The LEGO Ideas Team

High on our list, every year is the LEGO Ideas team, as they always impress us with fantastic sets and great new builds by the LEGO community. You all remember the NASA Saturn Rocket, Women of NASA, The Tron Legacy and of course the amazing Anton and the Old Fishing Store.

Paperwork to sign …

This year, our meet and greet with The LEGO Ideas team went in a slightly different direction and we were asked to sign an NDA and put all our cameras and phones away.

We happily signed, and so there is not more to tell.
Or say.
Or share.
Corporate NDA can do that to a creative soul. Ouch. Continue reading “NDA and Voltron”

Quarterback

Fuzzball.

A quarterback (commonly abbreviated “QB”) is a position in American and Canadian football. A sport not to be compared with that other kind of football that is currently ongoing in the 2018 (FIFA) World Cup of Football . The name quarterback comes from the line up on the football field, where you used to have a fullback and a half back. The “halfback” was halfway between the fullback and the line of scrimmage, and the “quarterback” was halfway between the halfback and the line of scrimmage. Hence, he was called a “quarter-back” by Walter Camp, a famous halfback, and football coach in the late nineteenth century.
Interesting, no?

A quarter.

The half of the half.
One fourth.
And a period in a year.
A period of three months, that divide the year nicely into four pieces or quarters.

And we are on the last day of the second quarter.
Time to be that quarterback.
Look at the last quarter, and kickstart the second half of the game this year.

It has been a jam-packed quarter. Continue reading “Quarterback”

SiP went Paris 2018

After several toy Safaris around Europe, in Stockholm, Hamburg, London or Edinburgh, it was time to visit Paris.
It was the second time for us to be in the City of lights, after an exhibition at Le6Brick earlier this year.

#SiPgoesParis2018
#SiPgoesParis2018 – Picture by @Ballou34

The edition of SiPgoesParis 2018 was awesome.
Everyone seems to have enjoyed this event:

20 people from 7 countries (Czech Republic, England, Finland, Germany, Sweden, Turkey and France),
around 50 km of walk during 3 full days,
hundreds of LEGO minifigures,
thousands of pictures taken,
and very little sleep…

But let me share with you a “10-minute” taste of what happened between June 15th and 17th.
Just follow the guide!

Follow the guide
Follow the guide – Picture by @Nutelasabe

The famous monuments

A weekend in Paris means that some stopovers are unavoidable.
We started the weekend at the Eiffel tower. Even though we arrived relatively early to avoid tourists, it was not early enough and we quickly shared the spot with a few wedding photographers.
Continue reading “SiP went Paris 2018”

Allons-y!

Allons-y! Or how to look forward.

I just came home from the SiPGoesParis toy safari. It has been days of walking, more walking and then some more walking. It turned out that everything in Paris is just ”ten minutes away” according to our fearless guide Ballou34.
But it was so worth it.
Have been shooting stormtroopers in front of the Eiffel Tower.
Taking images of my sigfig atop of the same tower.
Can’t imagine this would happen if I went there by myself. Continue reading “Allons-y!”

Post Safari Blues

Can you relate?

Do you know that certain feeling you get after a toy safari?
This emptiness?
The bleakness?
Sadness?
Boredom?
Or annoyance?
Weirdness maybe?
This feeling of being out of place?
Demotivation?
Laziness?
Like you woke up from a dream and you don’t know what’s happening?
Being all over the place and nowhere at the same time?
This cold inside?
Exhaustion? Continue reading “Post Safari Blues”