Daily Dose Pick: Brian McCarty

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.

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


Brian McCarty, Gorillaz, 2007. © Brian McCarty