I said I would show you some of my own toys that I have photographed. This is a small selection. I am so happy that my parents didn´t throw them away so that I could play with them again. Now infront of the camera as a grown up. Well, to the size that is…
Dinky Toys, Corgy Toys, I had them and I still have for the sheer joy of it. I have a big selection of cowboys and indians that I look through from time to time. Not so common in the toy stores today? Transformers, dinosaurers and Star War figures are more common I think. Sometimes I handpaint them to more realistic colors. Depending on what I should do with them.
Volvo P18, but not “The Saint” color. That was white. My brother has worked on the No 1 P18. That is the very first that came out of the factory. It has now found its way back to Sweden from The US..
A typical Swedish police car at the time.
Up: This is called “Absolut Pelle”. I guess you can see why.
Up: I played with our sons feeding bottles. They are filled with food for grown ups and toys.
Up: I borrowed this Bobby in a police car from my cousin Lars.
Not so strange that I like these photographs by Kim Leuenberger. After all I have photographed my own toys many times during the years. But never like this.
“I do it for the fun, mostly, because I love travelling, plunging into another world and playing creatively with my camera. I think the style of the cars I choose reminds us of a beautiful past and have a positive nostalgic feel to them.
“I’m not trying to make believe these cars are real, I’m just trying to make people smile, enjoy another type of voyage and open their mind to adventure.”
I agree, and promise to show my own images soon. This article was also found on BBC.com. There are more great photographs in the article. YES, photography is serious business, but also great fun.
To all of you out there, followers, visitors, readers and more, THANK YOU! You are my inspiration. I was recommended by a friend to start blogging. I didn´t know really what it was and I only had a vague idea. Until you try you no nothing, so I tried. It is something I really enjoy, and the contact with you inspire me. I read more articles about photography and photographers and I see what you do. As much as possible I try to visit your blogs to see what you are up to. What really strikes me is all that positive energy you have. Sharing all your tips and ideas for a better day, life. If we just could collect it and spread it over the world everything would be better.
As with everything else, it starts with ourselves. Let´s spread the word and the positive energy, and let´s hope it is infectious.
Some weeks ago Rechito wrote “You make the normal look beautiful!” Thank you!!! I am still feeding on that.
And now for some more images. This is work in progress. Hope to produce an exhibition in a not to far away future.
Amazingly beautiful images, but who made them? I hope we will find out. Read the full story with the link to BBC below.
A US photographer has launched an internet hunt to find two mysterious women pictured on an old roll of film she discovered in a second-hand shop.
Meagan Abell was sifting through a box of vintage photographs in Richmond, Virginia when she found four sets of “transparency slides”.
She took them home to scan them and was “shocked” at the level of detail.
“I thought ‘holy wow they are beautiful’. I’d love to find the women or the photographer who took them.”
I have just started this project that I have been thinking of for a long time. Unique, no. But I will do it my way as usual. I have been looking, searching for gloves some time and I will continue to do that. To find the interesting gloves. The ones with a history. Again I am asking, looking for the history. Who used it, when and why?
Gloves are used for painting, gardening, in the garage etc etc. I find them in the streets. Sometimes. Some I have used myself. But wherever they have been used they have a story to tell.
They, the gloves, are often made for a specific reason, use. To stand water, gas or just to keep your fingers clean.
Builders using concrete use gloves. Of course!
I think they are pretty!
😊 Share if you care, thank you!