Brian McCarty is a toy photographer and director/producer. Working with toys for over 15 years, McCarty¹s unique and innovative vision has attracted a huge international following. His postmodern integration of concept and character has earned McCarty¹s photography a prominent position in the growing Art-Toy movement. McCarty is featured in several books chronicling the artistic movement such as Vinyl Will Kill, Dot Dot Dash, Toys: New Designs from the Art-Toy Revolution, and Art-Toys, a monograph of McCarty's work from the last several years.
McCarty is currently working on a new photo essay and documentary film focusing on conflict in the Middle East. Scheduled to be complete in 2012, the project explores children's firsthand accounts of war, occupation, and terrorism through principles of play and art therapy.