As a photographer, I occasionally find myself in a creative rut. Wandering around the house, camera in hand, looking for something to take a picture of. During these times, I pull out my toys or props, those household items that I gravitate towards, have photographed at least a hundred times, and usually give me an interesting end result.
A few of these items are my creamware and teapot collection, our musical instruments, or our brightly painted lawn furniture. But when I really need a fun shot, I can always rely on my favorite “toy” - one blue-eyed freckly boy. You could say that he is MY muse. I am so thankful that he is always ready to play with me and still wants to have his picture taken.
I think that aia*c's photograph below is the perfect companion to mine. I loved playing with Hungry Hungry Hippos as a kid. Who could resist Lizzie, Henry, Homer, and Harry Hippo? It is nice to see the younger generations playing with the same toys... that don't require electricity. And besides, the head and body just seemed to fit.
Have a wonderful week. I look forward to seeing your B&W submissions. Stay sweet and take some time to play a little. ♥ tlb
Uploaded by aia*c on 4 Aug 10, 8.50AM EDT.
This adorable vintage Brownie camera could be yours. Maybe this will be your new favorite toy to photograph?
The very talented artist, Kim Klassen of Kim Klassen Café has been kind enough to provide
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