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

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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”