Maëlick in the North

Toy Photography in Northern Finland, Sweden and Norway

A Tribute to Marmotuca

In December folks at started to propose some challenges to make us go outside of our comfort zone. I haven’t participated to the first challenge because I lacked time and actually also because I didn’t know how to proceed. The second challenge was about making an exact copy of someone’s else photo. It came at the right time to force me to do something I have wanted to do for a few months: try to remake photos which left a deep trace in my mind from the first people I started to follow on Flickr, and which inspired me to the point of making me want to take myself photos of toys.

This image ( from Marmotuca is rather special to me. First it is one of the oldest toy photography photo I still remember when I saw it for the first time. Then coincidentally it was taken (according to Flickr metadata) the same day I bought my DSLR. Finally I had (among others) this picture in mind when I made the “Walking with a Friend” photo (

It’s also the picture I tried to replicate that required me the most effort. It’s also probably the one that is the farthest from the original photo because I haven’t been able to find the right prop to use for the stars. So instead of small colourful stars I used small golden stars. Because of that I think my version of the photo is really not as good as the first one.

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