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Large Objects Shot as Miniatures Using a Giant Coin and Tilt-Shift Effects

Norwegian design studio Skrekkøgle — the one that printed a photo with a cremated dog — has a creative project called “Big Money” in which they made a giant 20:1 replica of a 50 cent Euro coin. They then placed the coin next to large objects and photographed them together, making the objects look like tiny toy replicas.

Finally, here’s a photo showing how big the coin actually is:

If you want your own giant coin, they’re accepting orders through their online shop.

Big Money Project (via Reddit)


Image credits: Photographs by Skrekkøgle and used with permission


 
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  • http://www.eriklaurikulo.se Erik Lauri Kulo

    The perspective is awkward and it doesn’t look miniature to me.

  • http://www.eriklaurikulo.se Erik Lauri Kulo

    The perspective is awkward and it doesn’t look miniature to me.

  • http://muzzofotografia.hstr.me M. Federico

    The shots with the vehicles look so, but the telephone and the garbage look ok to me

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jim-Marsh/674033156 Jim Marsh

    I can just imagine tens of thousands of photographers trudging through the streets armed with Nikons and Canons and a humongous 5 cent piece…………………or………….. perhaps I can’t.

  • Andrea Bake

    well personally i love it, photography in different perspectives and creativity is what makes it fascinating =)

  • Andrea Bake

    well personally i love it, photography in different perspectives and creativity is what makes it fascinating =)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G5K6Q45M2AF2NMVOIUYHJVAOJI Kirk

    The problem is we knew what we were looking at before we looked.  My guess, we would all have been fooled if we weren’t armed.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G5K6Q45M2AF2NMVOIUYHJVAOJI Kirk

    The problem is we knew what we were looking at before we looked.  My guess, we would all have been fooled if we weren’t armed.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G5K6Q45M2AF2NMVOIUYHJVAOJI Kirk

    The problem is we knew what we were looking at before we looked.  My guess, we would all have been fooled if we weren’t armed.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G5K6Q45M2AF2NMVOIUYHJVAOJI Kirk

    The problem is we knew what we were looking at before we looked.  My guess, we would all have been fooled if we weren’t armed.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G5K6Q45M2AF2NMVOIUYHJVAOJI Kirk

    The problem is we knew what we were looking at before we looked.  My guess, we would all have been fooled if we weren’t armed.

  • Confuzzlebot

    If there was a person sat in the car, or a mouse in the telephone box that would be discrete but give it away would confuse people more. That would make this better

  • Carobknockers

    the blur makes it look stupid

  • Carobknockers

    the blur makes it look stupid

  • http://www.facebook.com/xLimewireX Patrick Bransten

    Somebody doesn’t understand what tilt shift is…

  • http://www.facebook.com/xLimewireX Patrick Bransten

    Somebody doesn’t understand what tilt shift is…

  • http://www.facebook.com/xLimewireX Patrick Bransten

    Somebody doesn’t understand what tilt shift is…

  • Alex Page

    He’s on to something. The tilt shift looks too intense to me. The blur needs to taper off a bit more.

  • Raydfernandez

     Great work!!!

  • Raydfernandez

     Great work!!!

  • Iowa

    Needs to mask the objects so the shift isn’t just across the entire object.

  • http://twitter.com/D_A_C David Cleaver

    I can’t believe that no one has noticed the tiny person in the last photo!

  • http://twitter.com/stepandersen Stephan Andersen

    Lol!

  • http://twitter.com/stepandersen Stephan Andersen

    Lol!

  • Markv

    I find it strange that the ground (the grass) that we see through the glass of the telefon booth is sharp, but the grass beside the booth, just 1 foot away from the sharp grass, is blurred.

  • Markv

    I find it strange that the ground (the grass) that we see through the glass of the telefon booth is sharp, but the grass beside the booth, just 1 foot away from the sharp grass, is blurred.

  • Scheri2

    i was fooled even knowing what it was going to be. and as a proud anonymous, i say that Erik Lauri Kulo is stupid.
    I dig this work.

  • Fuselagetown

    How about that almost invisible iPhone, you’d struggle to tweet much from it..

  • tapi

    tilt shift is a type of camera lens that can be tilted and shifted, and doesn’t really look like this. sounds like somebody doesn’t understand what tilt shift is.

  • http://twitter.com/Blackbird_2 Bob Dunkin

    Is it possible that it isn’t “through the glass” but rather a reflection
    of the grass…therefore making it sharp in the sharp part of the
    image?  To me, it looks like the left hand “glass grass” is sharp, and the right side less so.

  • http://twitter.com/a2zStuff a2zStuff

    Sorry but this looks fake to me. The car, bike, telephone box and shopping cart all look like miniature toys to me. The photos have been photoshopped. Otherwise why not take some proper clear photos instead of all this blurry, weird angled bullshit.

  • http://twitter.com/a2zStuff a2zStuff

    Sorry but this looks fake to me. The car, bike, telephone box and shopping cart all look like miniature toys to me. The photos have been photoshopped. Otherwise why not take some proper clear photos instead of all this blurry, weird angled bullshit.

  • Isntthatpeachy

    Are you fucking stupid? “Otherwise why not take some proper clear photos instead of all this blurry, weird angled bullshit.”

    ITS CALLED A FUCKING TILT SHIFT LENS, THE EFFECT WAS INTENTIONAL.

  • Anonymous

    lol @ @twitter-239370579:disqus 

  • Anonymous

    lol @ @twitter-239370579:disqus 

  • Anonymous

    lol @ @twitter-239370579:disqus 

  • Anonymous

    lol @ @twitter-239370579:disqus 

  • Gogo

     you can replicate the effect in photoshop. like they probably did here. qq

  • http://twitter.com/Hal_Lee Hal Lee

    It might help if they used real tilt-shift lenses. The crappy blur effect they used gives the photos a soft-focus appearance where the picture goes in and out of focus. 

  • http://twitter.com/Hal_Lee Hal Lee

    It might help if they used real tilt-shift lenses. The crappy blur effect they used gives the photos a soft-focus appearance where the picture goes in and out of focus. 

  • jerohm

    no, you can approximate it in photoshop. The tilt-shift blur depends on the distance.

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  • http://twitter.com/mexicansinspace Ben

    Oh my god that guy is SO SMALL

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  • appu

    i liked it :) ..clever

  • appu

    i liked it :) ..clever

  • http://twitter.com/Shuttur Shuttur

    This is very clever.. you should really post these pics on http://shuttur.com

  • MD

    If the project is called “Big Money”, why use a Tilt-Shift effect at all?
    Wouldn’t it make more sense just to place the big coin on these objects and then taking normal photographs? Then it would really show big money.
    The way it is right now, it doesn’t really communicate “Big Money” to me, but rather “Normal sized money” on some toy sized objects (yeah, I know, they’re not toy sized, but why would they make them look like they are?).

  • canman

    Really what’s going here is that the azimuth setting on the photographers dual exchange light detector needs to ramp down a bit more.  It’s causing some cross-shadow paralax data loss, which comes off as too “blurry”.