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Throughout December we’ll be showcasing work from across the community in a retrospective project dubbed “My Top 3 2018”. Violet Penuelas (@thelegendofviolet)  is up next in our series sharing her personal favourites from 2018 along with a few reason behind why she chose them. Its over to Violet to introduce their selection :

“Lazy boy”


My first photo I chose because it’s the first photo I actually felt so proud of! I had been thinking about this photo for months! And it had came out exactly the way I wanted it to! And the reaction it got from people made me feel so happy! I never wanted to give up toy photography after this one shot! I had finally found something in my life that made me feel so excited to continue doing!

“Goddess’s prayer”


My second photo I chose is a photo I felt I really worked hard for! I wanted to get the perfect lighting so I had to get up at 5am before the AZ heat were to kill me! During this photo I was very frustrated I had ants and mosquitos eating me alive! My legs where wet from being too close to the water But I was so determined to get this perfect shot I had imagined for so long! It was also the first photo I had ever taken with an actual camera! For all my first photos where taken with my phone! After I got home I was so happy how little editing I had to do! The shot was perfect as it was!

“Courage need not be remembered, for it is never forgotten.”


For my last photo I chose a photo i felt a lot of emotion to, it’s actually a scene from the game! I was lucky enough to have had it be a cloudy day it made the shot feel that much more real! During this photo I felt a lot of stress in my life I felt very low and because of that I feel like I was able to put all those emotions into this picture.

A huge thank you to Violet for sharing their 2018 favourite pieces and if you want to get involved and share your Top 3 then all you need to do is email with your 3 creations (toy shots, customs or dios) along with your name and a few paragraphs explaining your choices.

Be sure to catch more of Violet’s portfolio over on Instagram via @thelegendofviolet

For all the very latest from across the toy community, stay tuned to Exclu.

Last modified: January 6, 2019

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