Toy Safari – SiP goes Paris

Three days of toy photography in the heart of Paris, by our local expert, Julien.

We know it is going to be awesome, so reserve the date.

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

Week 9 – SiP goes Paris

Community

This week’s word is community. According to our good friends at Wikipedia, it is defined as:

community is a small or large social group of living things who have something in common, such as norms, religion, values, or identity.

We’ve seen in this week submissions both the idea of geographical community or virtual community.

Particularly, community relates strongly to the toy photography community and to us here in Stuck in Plastic. As a community mostly active through social media, it fits in the category of community centered around a virtual space. However, creating social connections in the physical world and expanding our community into real-life relationships is also important to us. This is why we organize each year a toy safari

So what better way, than sharing some more details about the 2018 edition of the Stuck in Plastic toy safari as part of this weeks word, community!

Here goes … Continue reading “Week 9 – SiP goes Paris”

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

Meeting half the SiP crew

Hello!

Hi to the Stuck in Plastic community!
You probably don’t know me.
I am Karine.
I’m the humble owner of a toy photography blog (wait, what?!) and I had the chance to meet @ballou34 and @Me2 three weeks ago in Paris.
Me meeting half the Stuck In Plastic Crew.

Paris

Everything started in January, when I read on the blog that Stuck in Plastic was part of an exhibition in Paris in February.
It made my blood boil!
What?
A Toy Photography exhibition in Paris?
With people I follow every day?
OK!
Let’s check my schedule….

Continue reading “Meeting half the SiP crew”

I’m Karine, a French girl living in the South of France and I’m the girl behind Eat my Bones. During my free time I enjoy taking pictures of my small skeletons friends : Edgar, Rebecca and Peter. You can follow my adventures on eatmybones.com

Art Exhibition – Le 6 Brick

From February 8th through February 25th, 2018, the 6b Community Organization will be hosting the First International Contemporary Art Exhibit related to the use and usages of LEGO® bricks in the city of light, Paris, France.

 

The exhibit will feature some thirty internationally acclaimed artists, who all use the same medium as a basis for their work and for further research and included the creative toy photography collective, Stuck In Plastic.

The show will also allow for the artists coming together in the same locale – le 6b- to work within a space which focuses specifically on sharing, creative endeavor and networking, or what amounts to the spreading of others’ arts and information.

The participation in the exhibit of active residents and interns of the 6b Community Organization, as sponsors and artists, is also in keeping with the members’ grassroots beliefs. The exhibit and its organizing allow for the members of the 6b to expand their own networks and creative processes,  and to work, via the LEGO ® medium, alongside other new artists.

Stuck In Plastic.

The creative collective of toy photographers.

SiP goes … in 2018

2017 is almost over but here at Stuck In Plastic, we are already planning 2018.

I hope you all enjoyed our reports about our last toy safari in Scotland (the review, the #1Toy2Share activity or Chris Rose experience) and maybe you were even able to attend our small exhibition during Bricklive Birmingham. We all had a blast there. Since we want to have fun again soon, we’ve already started planning the next one. Continue reading “SiP goes … in 2018”

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

Where is Anton – Part II

“Where is Anton?”

This is the question we’ve focused on during the past week here at Stuck in Plastic.

Maybe you have already read (on the blog or somewhere else online) about Robert and Anton’s journey touring selected European capitals to sign copies of the brand new LEGO Ideas set, The Old Fishing Store. Continue reading “Where is Anton – Part II”

Stuck In Plastic.

The creative collective of toy photographers.

I believe I can fly…

Last month was the Paris Air Show.
You may have read my article on the subject. It was a great experience. I had so much fun taking pictures with LEGO minifigures in the middle of airplanes.

And because last month’s word was craftsmanship, I thought it would be a good idea to take one of those picture and describe the crafts I used to achieve the initial vision. Let me drive fly you through the whole process Continue reading “I believe I can fly…”

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

Airplanes and LEGO

If you like airplanes (and I am not talking about this really funny movie), you may know that every two years the Paris Air Show is organized at the Le Bourget Airport, just outside Paris,  It’s one of the biggest events of its kind. It’s basically a trade exhibition for the aerospace and defense industries with a public airshow.  Like every edition there is a lot of money at stake during those 7 days, with aircraft manufacturers announcing new products and airlines buying airplanes,.. And guess what.  The 2017 edition of the Paris Air Show took place a couple of weeks ago.

Paris Air Show 2017

You could ask , why would we talk about that in a toy photography blog? Continue reading “Airplanes and LEGO”

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

Marcel, a Parisian in Paris

Marcel is a Parisian.

He is a lover of good food, good wine and good art. He is a connoisseur of some sort. And, being 4 brick tall, he likes to wander around his own city: Paris, the city of lights.

Always carrying a baguette, he walks around with his small dog, a French Bulldog (of course). He wears a marinière (a striped shirt), a beret on his head, and a small red scarf around his neck.

Marcel, a Parisian in Paris

Marcel likes his city. He often starts his day at a café. His favourite one is “Le café des 2 moulins”. That’s where the movie Amélie (or Le Fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain, in French) was shot. A charming place. 

‘Can I get a coffee with my croissant?’ / ‘Are you sure you don’t want some grape juice?’

After a coffee and a croissant, he stopped by a “boulangerie” (bakery) to buy a baguette for the day. Leaving Montmartre (that’s where he lives), he passed by the Moulin Rouge and jumped inside a “Metro” (the subway). Continue reading “Marcel, a Parisian in Paris”

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

Chez Albert

Paris. The City of Light. The capital of France, the host of this years UEFA European Championship and the backdrop of tonights game between France and Iceland.

Paris, the City of Football, the Arts and the Haute Cuisine. Continue reading “Chez Albert”

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