Some time ago I came across some remarkable toy photography with narratives and emotional context that literally created a new art form.
That has led me down many cyber wormholes in my spare time in search of ever more compelling examples.
Atlanta-based photographer Erin Tyner, a self-confessed story-teller, offers this remarkable collection of photos entitled Half Awake on her website.
She used one-inch high model train figures and placed them in familiar, minimalist landscapes. The emptiness of the set really allows the focus to shift to the bittersweet emotional context she is after. Brilliant.