There are many ways to create animation, and most of them are tedious and life draining. It’s pretty common to find animators incorporating some combination of chair and desk as a prison of their practice, where they trudge through their work while simultaneously wasting away. Tobias Stretch has no appetite for that lifestyle, and uses the world as his stop motion playground.
Living in downtown Philly, he spends his time creating large-scale stop motion puppets in his studio, amongst other artworks, and devotedly brings them to life in the same environments you or I might travel through on an odd day. His creations find temporary homes in abandoned buildings and underneath highway overpasses. They lurk in the deep woods and the shores of serene lakes. They inhabit the spaces we take for granted, from mundane to sublime, and bring a completely unique vision to the spectrum of animation.