Joyland Toyland / by Catherine Slye

Yesterday’s toys in tooth-achingly bright candy pop colors. All images photographed with my Sony + Canon Macro 50mm, lit by Lume cubes and Roscolux filters.

I collected over 40 vintage and antique toys, many of them are made of celluloid - a pre-plastic material used before WWII. I was attracted to toys that had interesting faces and clever eyes, ones that would catch light allowing me to play with their expressions.

Joyland Toyland will exhibit at Walter Art Gallery September/October 2019, please join my Newsletter for more info! Prints will be available at that time through WAG.