Shelly CorbettBNW Spring Show 2020/ Photography
As a long time Seattle art photographer my work has primarily focused on the human figure. Through some quirk of fate I was drawn into the world of toy photography. I quickly became inspired by the clever, imaginative ways my fellow toy photographers were able to bring their toys to life.
My husband and children are huge Lego fans and our collection of bricks is vast and growing. Integrating my love of photography and my family's favorite hobby seemed a natural fit.
Even though my current models are mostly yellow and 1 1/2" tall, I can't escape my photographic past or who has influenced my previous work. Voyeurism has always played a big part in my work and this photo series is no different. I want the viewer to glimpse the hidden, secret life of these popular toys.