Saturday, July 23, 2011

David Alvarez submits Brian McCarty

Brian McCarty is an established commercial photographer whom, like David Levinthal, is known for his photographs of toys. McCarty's toy objects, however, are not realistic figures as are the toys of Levinthal images; they are they toys of art-toy movement. Using forced perspective, McCarty has played with the idea of scale to make his objects seem larger than they really are; the majority of the toys he photographs seem to be life-sized.

McCarty's work, to me, is very surreal; when viewing his imagery I fell as if I'm beginning to drift into another reality. One where these toys might come to life; he carefully chooses which toy will exist in which background. Both the toys and they're backgrounds work together to bring character and personality into the toys themselves.

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