Toy Photographers Podcast
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The official podcast of ToyPhotographers.com! James Garcia interviews photographers around the world who are turning LEGO, action figures, miniatures, custom creations, and more into amazing works of art.
||Clean48 - Astrid Heyland (@Hey.Light) Interview||Enter the world of HO scale miniatures as James interviews German photographer Astrid Heyland. 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||2/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean47 - Diptych Photography||For their first themed podcast episode of the year, James and Kristina tackle their toughest challenge yet: Diptcyh photography through toys. You can see their photos and the listener submissions here. For a limited time, the 2018 Toy Photographers Ye||2/4/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean46 - Photography Project Advice from Lizzi Standing||Lizzi Standing returns to give James advice on starting, working on, and completing photography projects. You can find new episodes of this podcast and daily articles on creativity and toy photography on our website, toyphotographers.com. Find us on||1/28/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean45 - Robert Whitehead (@shundeez_official) Interview||This week, James chats with South African toy photographer Robert Whitehead, known for his cinematic toy photography under the name @Shundeez_Official. Robert is a filmmaker who discovered toy photography about 5 years ago. Since then, he's made it his||1/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean44 - 2018 Recap with Kristina Alexanderson||This week, go behind the scenes as Kristina interviews James about the podcast! Why he started it, how it's produced, how our first year went, and more. You can find new episodes of this podcast and daily articles on creativity and toy photography||1/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean43 - #jANTMANuary creators Krash Override and DoctorNvrmore||Happy New Year! After a brief break the podcast is back, and we're hitting the ground running with two special guests: #jANTMANuary creators Krash Override and DoctorNvrmore. You can find new episodes of this podcast and daily articles on creativity an||1/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean42 - Vesa Lehtimäki (@Avanaut) Interview||This week James talks to one of his heroes: Vesa Lehtimäki, who has influenced many photographers with his work as Avanaut. James asked Vesa about his process, his history with Star Wars, his book, Small Scenes from a Big Galaxy, and more! You can f||12/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean41 - Jon Aiken (@Dinoczars) Interview||This week, James chats with Jon Aiken, the Seattle-based photographer perhaps best known for his work photographing toy dinosaurs. Under the @Dinoczars username, he helped foster a community of toy dino photographers with the Instagram hashtag #toydinos||12/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean40 - Portrait Photography||For our last themed podcast episode of the year, James and Kristina tackled one of their biggest subjects yet: Portraiture! You can find new episodes of this podcast and daily articles on creativity and toy photography on our website, toyphotographer||12/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean39 - Leila Chieko & Cindy Dockter Replay||This week on the podcast, we're replaying our interview with Leila Chieko and Cindy Dockter to celebrate the release of the documentary Toy Photographers: The Seattle Interviews and the news of our next toy photography meetup next April in Moab, Utah.||11/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean38 - MeWe Community Breakdown with Tony Tulloch||This week, our good friend Tony Tulloch returns to the podcast to discuss our new Toy Photographers communities on MeWe and Flickr! You can find new episodes of this podcast and daily articles on creativity and toy photography on our website, toyphot||11/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean37 - Dave DeBaeremaeker Interview||Dave DeBaeremaeker comes onto the show to chat about photography scavenger hunts, writing for Toy Photographers, the Oregon Toy Photo Safari, working with LEGO, and more! You can find new episodes of this podcast and daily articles on creativity and toy||11/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean36 - "Fear" and Advice for Photography Projects||We're back! After being ill for a few weeks James reunites with Kristina Alexanderson to discuss "Fear" and share their interpretations. They also chat about the future of the Toy Photography community now that Google+ has been discontinued, and James a||11/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean35 - Send in your questions!||As James recovers from a vacation and a cold, he opens the floor for questions and plays an interview with Twin Peaks cinematographer Ron Garcia. You can find new episodes of this podcast and daily articles on creativity and toy photography on our web||10/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean34 - "Reflections"||James and Kristina team up to discuss Reflections. In addition to sharing their interpretations and looking at the guest submissions, they had a fun time chatting about what they've been up to lately with our photography, and how good it feels starting||10/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean33 - Sunny Ang (@zekezachzoom) Interview||This week James interviews Sunny Ang, aka ZekeZachZoom. Anyone who's seen Sunny's work knows how unique it is - his already fantastic sense of humor is augmented by clever quotes he adds to each of his images, creating visual punchlines that enhance t||9/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean32 - Johnny Wu (SgtBananas) Interview||This week on the podcast James interviews one of the most accomplished toy photographers: Johnny Wu, aka SgtBananas! Johnny sheds some light on his favorite toys of the past and present, what it's like working for big companies like Hasbro and Lucasfi||9/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean31 - Toy Photography Lighting with Shelly, Brett and Sunny Ang||James is joined by Shelly, Brett, and special guest Sunny Ang to share lighting tips for toy photography, and review the Lume Cube! You can find new episodes of this podcast and daily articles on creativity and toy photography on our website, toyphot||9/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean30 - Interview with Lume Cube's Trevor Farrow||This week, James interviews Trevor Farrow, the head of marketing at Lume Cube. In addition to chatting about Lume Cube's history and its unexpected embrace by the toy photography community, Trevor gave all of the details of a contest happening this mon||9/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean29 - "Magic" with LJToyPhotography||James and Kristina welcome listener Luke Jones, aka LJToyPhotography, onto the show to discuss our month's theme: Magic! You can find new episodes of this podcast and daily articles on creativity and toy photography on our website, toyphotographers.co||9/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean28 - IntangibleDandy Interview||This week on the podcast, James interviews IntangibleDandy and things get super nostalgic! In addition to the regular questions about his toy photography beginnings, James asks Eric about his love of 1980s cartoons like He-Man and the Masters of the U||8/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean27 - LEGO Harry Potter Collectible Minifigures Review||Since we didn't end up doing a full review of the new LEGO Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them collectible minifigures here on the blog, we thought it would be fun to do so in podcast form! James is once again joined by fellow Pot||8/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean26 - "Landscape"||Can you effectively capture a landscape photograph using nothing but toys? That's what James and Kristina set out to do in this month's theme episode! Listen as we discuss what makes a good landscape photo, look at listener submissions, talk a bit abou||8/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean25 - #WithToysInMind creator Dan Leonard||This week on the podcast I interviewed Dan Leonard, the UK-based toy photographer behind the #WithToysInMind hashtag on Instagram. I've written before about my own struggle with depression and how I've used toy photography as a therapy. So it should||7/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean24 - LEGO Ideas Voltron Review with Shelly Corbett and Brett Wilson||In a very special edition of the podcast, I'm joined by Shelly and Brett to discuss our recent LEGO Ideas Voltron project! Due to scheduling conflicts and the last-minute nature of this recording, I wasn't able to assemble all of our Voltron Paladins||7/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean23 - Janan Lee (Spideygoeshygge) Interview||This week on the podcast, I'm joined by friendly neighborhood photographer Janan Lee, aka Spideygoeshygge! Janan is relatively new to toy photography, but has already become an integral member of the community. He’s originally from Singapore but now||7/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean22 - "Still Life"||On this week's episode of the podcast, Kristina and I tackle Still Life photography! The Still Life genre is classified as "A work of art depicting mostly inanimate subject matter, typically commonplace objects which are either natural (food, flowers, d||7/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean21 - Interview: Brecht Cuppens (@xwingtmgphotography)||This week we’re jumping into hyperspace and travelling to a unique corner Toy Photography universe, because James interviewed Belgian photographer Brecht Cuppens, who goes by @xwingtmgphotography on Instagram. Brecht exclusively shoots miniature Star||7/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean20 - Oregon Toy Safari Recap with Leila Chieko and Cindy Dockter||This week's episode of the podcast is a special one, because it's the first show with two guests! And if that wasn't exciting enough, we're recapping the Oregon Toy Photo Safari. Leila Chieko (@brickandmordor) and Cindy Dockter (@coneydogg) have been||6/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean19 - Interview: BlvdBricks||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||6/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean18 - "Action"||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||6/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean17 - REPLAY: The Toys That Made Us creator Brian Volk-Weiss||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-Weis||5/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean16 - Interview: Lizzi Standing||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 conver||5/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean15 - Interview: Tourmaline||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 w||5/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean14 - "Choices"||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 nove||5/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean13 - Interivew: Joseph Cowlishaw||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||4/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12 - Interview: Eat My Bones||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 a||4/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11 - "Together"||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 influ||4/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10 - SPECIAL EPISODE: Bricks Cascade and Jenelle Nowak Interview||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 wel||3/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean09 - Interview: Father's Figures||This week, James chats with action figure photographer David Valdez, who you may know by his online moniker, Father's Figures. David is best known for his cinematic shots of action figures. He's even caught the attention of Hasbro, who featured his w||3/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean08 - "Power"||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||3/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean07 - Interview: Tony Tulloch||This week, James is joined by Australian photographer Tony Tulloch. Tony has been doing toy photography for only about two years, but has cemented himself as an important part of the community, thanks in no small part to his efforts on Google+. Our comm||3/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean06 - Interview: Kristina Alexanderson||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 Chri||2/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean05 - "Feelings"||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 accomapny||2/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean04 - Interview: The Toys That Made Us Creator Brian Volk-Weiss||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||2/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean03 - Interview: Brett Wilson||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.c||1/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean02 - "Play" with Kristina Alexanderson||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 the||1/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean01 - Interview: Shelly Corbett||Welcome to the Toy Photographers Podcast, the official podcast of ToyPhotographers.com!||1/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
The best toy photography podcast!
I’m not actually sure if there are any other toy photography podcasts but this one is so well made, I doubt there could be a better one. I LOVE the interviews for being informative and insightful. Well done!
Great for all!
Everyone should have a listen, no matter your niche! It's very interesting and great quality!
As a toy photographer, I love this podcast! The conversations are super interesting, and the monthly themes are super fun to participate in! This is by far my favorite podcast!