How could I not take a moment and say thank you to everyone who has ever supported my toy photos on Instagram, Flickr and Facebook? The connections forged here on the internet amongst this far flung group of like minded souls fills my heart with joy.
To be inspired by and to inspire like minded toy photographers is a great thrill for me. I wish I could name every person who has inspired me or made me feel happy with their kind words. But they are too numerous and I would ultimately leave someone out. I’m pretty sure if you find this post and read it, then you are one of those people and I am grateful for making a connection with you.
Everyone has a bucket list of some type. Often this list is filled with adventures like skydiving, climbing Mount Everest or traveling to some far flung local. On the top of my list is an epic gathering of all my toy photography friends. To sit around a table for an evening toasting, gabbing, talking toys and sharing would bring me the greatest joy.
I am looking forward to 2015 because there are possibilities on the horizon that could lead to just such an evening. The first is the Toy Photo Meet-up in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 16-19th. A few of my favorite toy photographers are going to attend and I hope to persuade a few more to join us. But who ever ultimately attends, know we will be toasting all the friends we have made on Instagram.
So thank you Instagram and all my toy photography friends. You bring me joy, humor and friendship everyday and I am grateful for all of it.