Far out photographer shoots Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in NYC as a tribute to their 30 years of crime fighting.
For close to 30 years, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) have been keeping young people entertained with their die-hard turtle powers in the streets of New York. Named after four Renaissance Italian artists; Donatello, Leonardo, Michelangelo and Rafael, these fictional anthropomorphic turtles go on a rat hunt in sewers of New York to battle these petty criminals.
And to celebrate the Turtles’ New York City legacy, Nickelodeon recently commissioned Los Angeles photographer, Brian McCarty, to bring TMNT action characters ‘back to life’ on the street of New York, albeit in toy versions.
As anybody would expect, the photos are spectacular in every sense with McCarty ensuring that these little dustbin heroes drop into Times Square before rampaging through the landmark commercial intersection. McCarty then captures these TMNT toys all through the five New York boroughs from Greenpoint to Williamsburg. McCarty’s playful photos portray the TMNT squad facing off with rodents, which are depicted in very unusual large sizes.
The turtles leap into action in Williamsburg by coming out of their iconic blimps and shells before confronting the rats. The wise-cracking turtles even skateboard, drive through the streets of New York before performing a break-dance in front of Vinnie’s Pizzeria in Brooklyn. McCarty notes that bringing the Turtle toys that dominated toy stores and stimulated children’s imaginations for many years to life is a massive treat for many fans of the famed turtles. The way they tore through Times Square, confront rodents twice their sizes and break-dance in Brooklyn is surely captivating.
The images that brings fans close to McCarty’s behind-the-scenes works on his Instagram page will be featured among TMNT licensed properties and various point-of-purchase displays in Target stores across the United States.