Influenced by the street art culture of Miami, New York, and London, Santlov created his own street art, helping develop and shape the skills showcased in his works today. He originally conceived the “ToysRLikeUs” concept as a parody and way to mock current trends and human behavior. He creates scenes featuring actual toys from his childhood that speak to society’s dependence on technology, most notably smartphones, tablets, and computers. Using toys of pop culture from the movie Toy Story, to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to Star Wars, Santlov creates eerie yet captivating photos that appear unnervingly realistic. Despite this dependence on technology, Santlov uses very little to no post-editing, as he aims to the push the limits of realism as far as possible.