series of photographs was taken with a 4x5 camera. It was done for a project
I conceived in graduate school. The concept is simple. I grew up playing with
toys. Today so much of what children are exposed to comes off a screen, television
or computers. Television is not interactive, so I believe there is something
missing in the creative aspect of just "viewing." What I tried to
express in this series is a playful interaction of toys with things that are
seen on the tv that have some kind of relevance to each other. I collected
boxes of toys from several families and sorted them into catagories. Then
I visualized possible scenarios. I freeze framed the video on the tv screen
and that was my lighting. I used long exposures to capture the ambience of
the light. During some of the printing I added old 35mm negatives to the composition.
I had a great amount of fun doing these photographs.
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