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19 - Interview: BlvdBricks

6/17/2018
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On this week’s show James talked to Canadian LEGO photographer Blake Powell, AKA BlvdBricks. You may know Blake from his “Deconstructed” series, where he utilizes composition, symmetry and some creative LEGO piece placement to make unique works of art. We talked a lot about his biggest forms of inspiration, why he loves Instagram, what it was like showing his work at the BrickCan LEGO convention this Spring, how he got his current day job because of toy photography, and so much...

Duration:00:50:22

18 - “Action”

6/10/2018
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Aaaaaand, action! James is once again joined by Kristina Alexanderson, and this time they’re tackling the theme of “Action.” James also recaps the Oregon Toy Photo Safari, and they discuss a few guest submissions. You can find new episodes of this podcast and daily articles on creativity and toy photography on our website, toyphotographers.com. Find us on Facebook and on Instagram.

Duration:00:47:11

17 - REPLAY: The Toys That Made Us creator Brian Volk-Weiss

5/27/2018
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Because of the prep leading up to the meetup this weekend, I didn’t have time to edit my latest interview for the podcast. So, I thought this would be the perfect time to re-share my older interview with The Toys That Made Us creator Brian Volk-Weiss, in celebration of the second batch of episodes dropping on Netflix this week! You can find new episodes of this podcast and daily articles on creativity and toy photography on our website, toyphotographers.com. Find us on Facebook, and on...

Duration:00:22:42

16 - Interview: Lizzi Standing

5/20/2018
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This week’s podcast guest is none other than our very own Lizzi Standing! Lizzi is on the editorial team here at Toy Photographers, and lives in the UK. Lizzi has travelled all over Europe on holiday and for toy photography meet-ups. During our conversation she shed light on some of the lessons she’s learned while on toy photo safaris, and gave some great tips for traveling with toys. So if you’ll be joining us in Oregon next week, you’ll definitely want to give this a listen! Lizzi and...

Duration:00:42:26

15 - Interview: Tourmaline

5/13/2018
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On this week’s podcast, James caught up with a friend you’re likely already acquainted with: Tourmaline! Tourmaline is a miniature photographer from Florida, and was one of our first regular contributors here at the Toy Photographers blog. James was excited to catch up with her, and asked about how she chooses her miniature subjects, her unique and sometimes macabre style, and her new projects for 2018, which include a new Youtube channel! You can find new episodes of this podcast and...

Duration:00:26:47

14 - “Choices”

5/6/2018
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James and Kristina reunite to discuss the theme “Choices” and share not only their photos, but a guest submission as well. They also spend a great bit of time talking about the importance of light, the destiny of a Stormtrooper, and the Star Wars novel Lost Stars written by Claudia Gray. You can find new episodes of this podcast and daily articles on creativity and toy photography on our website, toyphotographers.com. Find us on Facebook and on Instagram.

Duration:00:41:46

13 - Interivew: Joseph Cowlishaw

4/22/2018
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This week on the podcast, James is joined by our very good friend Joseph Cowlishaw! Joe lives in Utah with his wife and five children, and creates playable ocarinas out of polymer clay called Wowflutes. As someone who grew up in the desert, James wanted to ask Joe all about how he uses the warm tones and unique landscape to his advantage. They also talked about vintage lenses, the fun LEGO characters he’s created for his photos, the online toy photography community, and more! You can...

Duration:00:37:28

12 - Interview: Eat My Bones

4/15/2018
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This week, James talked to French photographer Karine Linder,who you may recognize as Eat My Bones. Karine’s photography subjects of choice are called Pose Skeletons, from a Japanese company called Re-Ment. She started shooting skeletons as a way to add flare to her travel photos, but ended up creating a whole universe for them to live and play in. She sees her subjects as a family unit, composed of a mother and father, Edgard and Rebecca, and their son, Peter. They even have skeleton...

Duration:00:34:32

11 - “Together”

4/8/2018
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James and Kristina unite for another theme episode of the podcast, this month taking on the idea of “Together.” Their interpretations led them to discuss important issues like gender norms in society, and how our relationships with one another are influenced by technology. To see the photos, check out the accomapnying blog post here. You can find new episodes of this podcast and daily articles on creativity and toy photography on our website, toyphotographers.com. Find us on Facebook,...

Duration:00:33:52

10 - SPECIAL EPISODE: Bricks Cascade and Jenelle Nowak Interview

3/25/2018
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We’re mixing things up this week with a special episode! Bricks Cascade, the annual LEGO convention in Portland, Oregon was this weekend, and our very own Shelly Corbett was invited to host a talk and workshop on LEGO photography. James was there as well to lend a hand and do some special podcasting. He took some attendees aside to discuss the workshop with them, and conducted a full interview with Jenelle Nowak, aka Mrs.Playwell on social media. Jenelle is a theme coordinator with Bricks...

Duration:00:34:31

08 - “Power”

3/11/2018
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James and Kristina Alexanderson unite for another theme episode of the podcast! This month, they discuss the theme of “power” in photography, the new Life of Toy Photographers book, and feature a few guest submissions. To see the photos, check out the accomapnying blog post here. You can find new episodes of this podcast and daily articles on creativity and toy photography on our website, toyphotographers.com. Find us on Facebook, and on Instagram. Reach out to us with questions,...

Duration:00:35:02

06 - Interview: Kristina Alexanderson

2/18/2018
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Before Kristina Alexanderson was ever the co-host of the monthly themed episodes of the Toy Photographers Podcast, she was a guest! Kristina was high on my list of people I wanted to interview, and we actually recorded this episode two days after Christmas. We covered a lot, like how she started her toy photography journey by kidnapping her children’s toys, how her ambitious 365 project was going, and what her goals were for 2018. You can find new episodes of this podcast and daily...

Duration:00:42:56

05 - “Feelings”

2/11/2018
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James is once again joined by Kristina Alexanderson for another theme episode of the podcast. This month, they discuss the theme of “feelings” in photography, and how it translates in the images that they took. To see the photos, check out the accomapnying blog post here. You can find new episodes of this podcast and daily articles on creativity and toy photography on our website, toyphotographers.com. Find us on Facebook, and on Instagram. Reach out to us with questions, comments,...

Duration:00:47:24

04 - Interview: The Toys That Made Us Creator Brian Volk-Weiss

2/4/2018
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This week, James is joined by very special guest Brian Volk-Weiss, the creator of the Netflix documentary series The Toys That Made Us! Brian talks about how he got the ambitious show greenlit, why he thinks toys are so important to us even well into adulthood, and more! You can find new episodes of this podcast and daily articles on creativity and toy photography on our website, toyphotographers.com. Find us on Facebook, and on Instagram. Reach out to us with questions, comments,...

Duration:00:24:07

03 - Interview: Brett Wilson

1/21/2018
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On this week’s episode, James talks to Australian LEGO photographer Brett Wilson. He’s helped organize several toy photographer meetups in Australia, and has created photos and articles for places like Brickcentral, StuckinPlastic, ToyPhotographers.com, the LEGO Life app, and even LEGOLand! On the pod, Brett discusses how he first found the toy photography community, what it’s like having one of the most recognizable SigFigs, whether or not luck contributed to his many opportunities, and...

Duration:00:58:58

02 - “Play” with Kristina Alexanderson

1/14/2018
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James is joined by Swedish toy photographer Kristina Alexanderson for their first “theme” episode. On these editions of the pod, they each take a photo with a specific theme in mind, then share their work with one another on air. They discuss what they see, if the theme came through, and more. The theme this week is “Play,” something all toy photographers have considered when snapping shots of LEGO or action figures! You can view our photos here, and submit your own thoughts on the word...

Duration:00:27:47

01 - Interview: Shelly Corbett

1/5/2018
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Welcome to the Toy Photographers Podcast, the official podcast of ToyPhotographers.com! On this show, James Garcia speaks with photographers around the world who are turning LEGO, action figures, miniatures, custom creations, and more into amazing works of art. On this episode, James talks to Seattle based photographer Shelly Corbett, who’s been at the forefront of the toy photography community for years thanks to her involvement in creative spaces like Brickcentral, Stuck in Plastic, and...

Duration:00:49:46