First and foremost, toy photography is photography. The term "toy photography" only came to use after the internet age, within the past 15 years or so - primarily through social media like flickr. But toy photography has existed since at least 1898 (123 years ago), and can be traced back even to the invention of photography, all falling instead into the categories I'll outline here.
Is Toy Photography Art?
“Art is the expression of those beauties and emotions that stir the human soul.” – Howard Pyle Photography as Art Photography had been around since 1840, but it was not accepted as art then. The medium was meant for documenting reality, and that alone. But there was a group of artists that saw the manipulation... Continue Reading →
Where Toy Photography Got it’s Wings: David Levinthal at SAAM
"There is less in my photographs than meets the eye. I look at my work as a narrative that taps into each individuals own memory." David Levinthal just turned 70, which makes it 40 years since his first NY gallery show and 53 years since he began his exploration of photography. The Smithsonian American Art... Continue Reading →