120+ Photographs of People with Toys, Library of Congress, 1840-1950

As we well know, toys are as old as time – A Timeline of the History of Miniatures: From Ritual and Religious Object to Plaything and Collectible The History and Psychology … Continue reading 120+ Photographs of People with Toys, Library of Congress, 1840-1950

Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre, Still Life, 1837

Historic Miniature Photography of a Different Variety

“We desire to bring together all the most interesting facets offered by Daguerre’s invention under the four rubrics of curiosity, usefulness for the arts, quickness of understanding and usefullness for … Continue reading Historic Miniature Photography of a Different Variety

The History of the Still Life

The term ‘still life’ was coined in the Netherlands in the 17th century, but the practice itself dates back to ancient times. As a basis, a still life is “a … Continue reading The History of the Still Life

Toy-esque Photographers | Onset of Photography through the 1980s

Photographers who at least dabbled in photographs of toys, miniatures, figurines and the like, a timeline. Click the names to learn more. Links and Photographer listing will be updated as … Continue reading Toy-esque Photographers | Onset of Photography through the 1980s

Hans Bellmer – A Doll Day Feature

Today, August 2nd, is Doll Day and in realizing this I knew I had an interesting opportunity to talk about Hans Bellmer, an artist I recently came across while researching … Continue reading Hans Bellmer – A Doll Day Feature

The War Films Made with Toys

“The lesson here, surely, is not that the camera can, and often does, lie, but that it has lied ever since it was invented.” –Mike Dash, Smithsonian The Spanish-American war … Continue reading The War Films Made with Toys

My Toy Photos that Didn’t Fool the World

“Never have I found the limits of the photographic potential. Every horizon, upon being reached, reveals another beckoning in the distance. Always, I am on the threshold.” -W. Eugene Smith … Continue reading My Toy Photos that Didn’t Fool the World