Carface

The Carface project is a series of photographs of the “faces” of toy Matchbox cars from the mid-1960s to early 1970s. I chose a head-on view of the toys to portray the strongest, most unique part of any subject, the face. The use of square composition, shallow focus and a rich black background together emphasize the power of this portrayal. They toys are nearly as old as I am; they bear the scratches, chips, and accumulated imperfections from life’s wear and tear.

Ford Galaxy Red Fire Chief, Matchbox Series No. 55/59, Made in England by Lesney Products & Co Ltd
Pontiac GP SPort Coupe Purple, Matchbox Series No. 22, Made in England by Lesney Products & Co Ltd
Rolls Royce Phantom V, Matchbox Series No. 44, Made in England by Lesney Products & Co Ltd
Rolls Royce Silver Shadow, Matchbox Series No. 69, Made in England by Lesney Products & Co Ltd,
Chevrolet Impala, Taxi, Matchbox Series No. 20, Made in England by Lesney Products & Co Ltd
Ford Zephyr 6, Matchbox Series No. 33, Made in England by Lesney Products & Co Ltd
Pontiac Convertible, Matchbox Series No. 39, Made in England by Lesney Products & Co Ltd
Volkswagon 1600 Saloon, Matchbox Series No. 15, Made in England by Lesney Products & Co Ltd