'Cincy Kids' Photography Book Places Larger-Than-Life Action Figures at Cincinnati Landmarks

Using forced perspective, Kristian Geer makes toys seems giant at local points of interest

Aug 28, 2018 at 4:45 pm
click to enlarge 'Cincy Kids' Photography Book Places Larger-Than-Life Action Figures at Cincinnati Landmarks
Photo: Kristian Geer

It’s the little things we remember from childhood, and favorite toys loom larger than life for Kristian Geer, a UPS sorter whose hobby is forced-perspective photography.

For about three years, the fifth-generation Cincinnatian has posed tiny treasures from a chest that his dad made in front of city landmarks. Now he’s compiled the shots into Cincy Kids, a picture book with his poetry. 

click to enlarge 'Cincy Kids' Photography Book Places Larger-Than-Life Action Figures at Cincinnati Landmarks
Photo: Kristian Geer

Join the release party and Play to the Gallery photo exhibition to see where your imagination takes you. Ten percent of sales will be donated to ArtWorks. All drink tips go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Plus, bring a gently used plastic toy or action figure for Happen, Inc. Toy Lab and receive a postcard featuring one of Geer’s geek-outs.

Opening reception 6-11 p.m. Friday (Aug. 31). By appointment through Sept. 21. Free admission.

510 Annex Gallery at the Pendleton Art Center, 1310 Pendleton St., Pendleton, geersofchange.com.