Vintage Freakin Toys!!

December 17, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

C-120 Fairchild Pack Plane USAF

I've been having a blast photographing vintage toys! ...toys from the 1950's & 1960's. 
The first three are airplanes, shot in my studio, in a kind of light painting style - they are now part of my Light Paintings series. It took a while to figure out how to shoot and light these, but creating theatrical images and settings (largely through light painting) has always been my thing, so this has been fun.
These toys are courtesy of a collector I met - they are not cheap. The toys I'm playing with are in mint condition and range in value from $500-$1500 
An interesting note is that both the USAF Pack Plane (above) and the H-12 below never went past the prototype stage, yet they mass produced toy versions of them

 

 

Half the fun was finding ways to create realism... like flicking the propeller and shining an orange spotlight on it for a second!

 

US Army H-12 helicopter

 

Chopper flying over Chicago with city reflections under the plane.

 

 

... and I think we have a baby pilot flying this thing!

 

 

F9F Panther Jet - U.S. Navy

 

Panther jet, flying the friendly skies... courtesy of a mini butane torch

 

 

 


 

25 Years of Alleys & Ruins 
Exhibit comes to an end. Thank you to everyone at the Roberta A. Fiskum Art Gallery - University of Wisconsin!

 

25 Years of Alleys & Ruins, opening reception, with my fiance Nikki, me, gallery director Chloe Rettinger & exhibit lead Avery Jenks

25 Years of Alleys & Ruins, opening reception, Nov 16, with my fiance Nikki, me, gallery director Chloe Rettinger & exhibit lead Avery Jenks

 

 


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