Titled ‘The Real Toy Story,’ this photo series by  Michael Wolf sheds light  toy manufacture in China.

Wolf’s photographs provide an intimate glimpse of the individuals who each play a role in the world’s mass production of toys.

The pictures prove that despite the advent of machinery, man is still present in most aspects of production, from start to finish.

The seed for Wolf’s series was planted while he was on vacation in California. Browsing preloved objects at a flea market got him thinking about the ‘life cycle’ of toys.

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