An idea I toyed with for some time


The Mini

The Mini

Harrods Mini

Harrods Horse and Buggy

Some toys from the UK - made in China

In about ten thousand years from now, the toys shown in the photos above may be worth the price I paid for them in the tourist trap known as the souvenir shop. I am not complaining since no tourist will ever feel fulfilled unless he or she buys souvenirs for friends and loved ones that will look cheap and tacky in even the cheapest and tackiest parts of any home. Giving someone a tacky souvenir is the way we tell people how we felt about them while we were having a good time in a foreign country.The only souvenirs that are not tacky are toy cars as toys will be toys even if made in China.

Photographing toys is almost as much fun as playing with them and even more fun than buying them. For men, there is something very compelling about toy cars and I suppose it is the same compulsion women feel when they see shoes, handbags, clothes, a sign marked SALE or the able wallet of a man. The photos were taken with a Pentax 50mm 1.4 FA lens. The light was natural and the table top old.

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7 thoughts on “An idea I toyed with for some time

  1. Are they really made in China? Chinese are an enterprising lot. They make most of the paraphrenalia needed for most of the Hindu festivals now and smuggle them to Nepal and India. The goods are so cheap that they have almost finished the industry producing the same here taditionally.

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