Location, location

Last weekend I went to London with a bunch of other toy photographers, many of which I first met in Hamburg last year. You can see my post about it over on Stuck in Plastic.


Over the weekend I took a lot of pictures, but not as many as I would have thought. We shot in a number of places along the way, some spots I had planned. Other places were more accidental discoveries. In no particular order, some of my favourite locations are represented below:

The fog machine at Tate Modern

Tiny dancer

We stumbled upon an art exhibition at the Tate Modern by Fujiko Nakaya that turned water vapour into fog. Something perfect for toy photography, even if it made us all wish we had brought a towel along! This wasn’t something I knew was happening when we set out our walk, but it was so much fun!

Shooting a TARDIS
Pre-historic London

The pool at the V&A


One place I knew existed was the pool within the courtyard at the V&A in South Kensington, our first stop on the Sunday morning. It was wonderfully quiet when we got there just after opening. It was a perfect Spring day as well so we got some nice time in the sun too!

Spaceman in the lake

South Bank skate park

Skater Boy

Another stop I knew would be fun to shoot in was the South Bank skate park. It didn’t have too many people in there which gave our toys a chance to try out their skills.


Underground trains

Danbo on the underground

One place I didn’t consider when planning the weekend was the underground. On Sunday morning we found ourselves in a relatively empty train which let us have a short photo session. Not the best photos in the world as it’s pretty hard to do this on a moving train, but certainly something I would like to try again!

Grr. Argh.

What are your favourite locations to shoot in when you are out and about? Do you prefer to have an idea where you want to go, or just look for good places when you get somewhere?

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