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A commissioned series for Nickelodeon gave me the opportunity to play around the streets of New York with the iconic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Since 1987, action figures of these “heroes in a half shell” – made by Playmates Toys – have dominated store aisles and fueled children’s imaginations, mine included. Bringing the characters to life as they tore through Times Square and breakdanced in Brooklyn was a massive treat. 
Location: Vinnie's Pizza - Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Location: Villain LLC - Williamsburg, Brooklyn
The resulting series has started showing up on licensed property and point-of-purchase displays in Target Stores nationwide. The “sewer periscope” placed at child-level gives boys and girls the opportunity to flip through seven of the photos and see the turtles in action. Judging by how much wear-and-tear can already be seen on the viewers, I think it's a hit with kids! Flattered to be offering up some turtle-powered inspiration to the next generation. 
Credit and thanks goes to everyone at Nickelodeon Creative Services, most notably: Chris Groll - VP Property Design; Andrew Faw - Art Director; Jacqueline Mera - Project Management, Animated Properties

Additional thanks goes to: Chris Dinerman - First Assistant; Ann Tortorelli - Locations, Props, Sets Assistant; Debbe Edelstein - Producer; Jocelyn Tsaih - Production Assistant; Vinnie’s Pizza - Greenpoint, Brooklyn; Bill Woods & Villain LLC - Williamsburg, Brooklyn
More from the series - including behind the scenes photos - can be seen on my social media feeds (more links below). 

For those of you that haven't been following me online, I'll be heading out on the next WAR-TOYS trip soon and returning to the States in mid-March. Due to additional security concerns thanks-in-part to the recent media coverage, I will be posting little while still in the field. I look forward to sharing new work from the series and new perspectives from war-affected children when I get back. 

Thanks and cheers,
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