Tiny Pictures is the second and final album from Canadian rock band Thornley. The album was released in Canada on February 10, 2009, and in the U.S. on February 3, 2010. The first single, "Make Believe," was released to radio on December 12, 2008. Most of the songs on the album have been written for years but the five-year wait since Thornley's last release allowed Ian Thornley to bring on Nick Raskulinecz as producer, whose previous work includes albums with Foo Fighters and Velvet Revolver.
Though this is the band's release, frontman Ian Thornley plays nearly all of the instruments that appear on the record. The songs were written by Ian and former guitar player Tavis Stanley, with a few tracks bringing on writing collaborations including "Make Believe" with Dave Genn (54-40, Matthew Good Band), "Your Song" with Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger, and "Another Memory" with Alain Johannes and Natasha Shneider.
The album was recorded in 2008 in Toronto’s Phase 1 and Alex Lifeson's Lerxst Sound studios. Thornley describes his wish to achieve a vintage rock sound embellished with subtle hooks and "fairy dust, bells and whistles," similar to Bruce Springsteen’s Born to Run, where repeated listens reveal more and more enjoyment with new layers apparent each time.