Daily Dose Pick: Brian McCarty

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Whether photographing adult swim stars or vinyl Gorillaz, Brian McCarty transforms real backgrounds into imaginary scenarios and make-believe characters into lifelike subjects.

By capturing art toys in realistic settings, McCarty creates multimedia tableaux based on constructed narratives. The effect is disarmingly spontaneous, with colorful creatures becoming engaged storytellers in a practice that redefines the meaning of play.

Visit Brian McCarty’s website, check out his flickr page, become a fan on Facebook, and buy his new book, Art-Toys

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Click through below for a gallery of images by Brian McCarty.

Brian McCarty, Gorillaz, 2007. © Brian McCarty

Brian McCarty, Master Shake, 2005. © Brian McCarty

Brian McCarty, YHWH, 2009. © Brian McCarty

Brian McCarty, Gary Grenade, 2009. © Brian McCarty

Brian McCarty, Wish Come True, 2008. © Brian McCarty

Brian McCarty, Petit Lapin, 2008. © Brian McCarty

Brian McCarty, Frogger, 2007. © Brian McCarty

Brian McCarty, Meltdown, 2006. © Brian McCarty

Brian McCarty, Broken Heart Robot, 2006. © Brian McCarty

Brian McCarty, The Meeting, 2005. © Brian McCarty

Brian McCarty, Sympathy for the Recording Industry, 2005. © Brian McCarty

Brian McCarty, Lost Face, 2004. © Brian McCarty

Brian McCarty, Yummy!, 2004. © Brian McCarty

Brian McCarty, Oklahoma Sunset, 2003. © Brian McCarty