Sunday, July 11, 2010

Brian McCarty's toy story

Toy photographer extraordinaire Brian McCarty is [FINALLY] coming out with a book featuring his work. It chronicles the last five years of his toy photography, which has been used in Hi-Fructose editorials as well as StrangeCo promotional photos. Many of his subjects are part of the Urban Vinyl movement -- toys created by contemporary artists such as Tim Biskup, Simone Lego, Jeremy Fish, Amanda Visell, and a bevy of others.

Like what Pixar has achieved in their Toy Story franchise, McCarty truly brings toys to life in his photos.

Art-Toys is set to release this month and signed copies will be available at the Hi-Fructose and Baby Tattoo's booths at San Diego Comic-Con.

If you can't make it (like me), you can purchase the book via McCarty's website for $40 US (+ $6.50 shipping). For $95 US (+ $8.50 shipping), you can have the special edition that comes in a vinyl slipcase and is signed and numbered by McCarty and a some of the artists whose toys are featured in the book (Frank Kozik, Patrick Ma (of Rocket World), Otter X, Mark Nagata (of Max Toy Co.), Attaboy, Sam Flores, and MARS 1 to name a few).

[all photos courtesy of Brian McCarty]

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