Toy Cars: 1983 Matchbox Pro-Stocker


I recently shot photographs of six Matchbox replica cars from 1983. These will be posted throughout the next week as a series. The textured surfaces of these aged toys are visually arresting — particularly in conjunction with the nuances of design and engineering abstracted from the larger originals.

(These were all shot using a Canon 20d, 24-70mm f2.8 zoom, and flash on a field-expedient lateral jig constructed from an inherited Tiltall tripod and clamps. Fun!)


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  1. Field-expedient lateral jig is an awesome term for “i oaked rigged a tripod out of a table and c-clamp” 😀 The toy is pretty cool, too. 🙂

  2. ratchetcat,

    Heh. I remember spending hours rigging some truly crazy sub-par junk to get shots in the studio photo days. The other night kind of brought all that back… 😉