How Toy Photography Fits within Photography

First and foremost, toy photography is photography. The term “toy photography” only came to use after the internet age, within the past 15 years or so – primarily through social media like flickr. But toy photography has existed since at least 1898 (123 years ago), and can be traced back even to the invention of photography, all falling instead into the categories I’ll outline here.

Kodak and the Rise of Amateur Toy Photography

Hobby Toy Photography can find it’s roots in Kodak’s 1929 Picture Contest. From representations of boxing rings, lounging dolls and scenic expanses, toy photography spread as cameras came into the hands of the masses. The only place these images are published on the web.

Who Invented Toy Photography?

No one. It’s my new mission to help Google search results for toy photography questions. Right now, you search this question and get the name of someone that leads to … Continue reading Who Invented Toy Photography?

How Toy Photography has Changed Over Time: 1898 to Present Day

Toy photography, in large part, has followed the same trends as photography as a whole and art of other mediums over the years. Updated 7/7/2021

A Stop Motion Animated Film from 1934

“Starewicz had become a master animator by 1933, incorporating techniques never used before and rarely since (such as moving the puppets during the actual exposure to create blurring for fast … Continue reading A Stop Motion Animated Film from 1934