You may not have heard of Randy Regier yet, but you’ll be glad you did. This Maine based artist creates amazing works in a faux retro style that shows a high regard for the reckless optimism and futurism of post war America. Randy handcrafts toys and creates humorous packaging that exemplifies a bygone era in American culture.
As someone who dabbles in retro photo techniques myself, I am really impressed with his level of authenticity and attention to detail. Look at the photos — no softboxes here, it’s all high-wattage flood and spot lights. Awesome. Not to mention his ridic fabrication skills. Wow!
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