Amazing Mini Landscapes Photographed Inside a 200-Gallon Tank

Photographer Kim Keever creates large scale landscape photographs using miniature dioramas. He first creates the topographies inside a 200-gallon tank, and then fills it with water. He then uses various lights, pigments, and backdrops to bring the scenes to life for his large-format camera to capture.

Here’s a behind the scenes look at how the photographs were made:

You can see more of Keever’s work over at the David B Smith gallery website.

(via David B Smith Gallery via Gizmodo)

Image credit: Photographs by Kim Keever/David B Smith Gallery and used with permission

  • Anonymous

    Interesting. I guess he just hates taking that LF camera out in nature.

    Not sure that I really can appreciate the outcome though, they look like images taken in a foggy fishtank, not so much like landscapes…

  • Bas ter Beek

    When I first saw these pictures, I was like: wow, nice painting, but seeing the behind the scenes photo, it kinda spoiled looking at ‘m …

  • parleton

    it’s not large format (as indicated on his website) but medium format

  • parleton

    actually it’s both. in the video he uses a Hasselblad digital but in the gallery he posted pic with his LF

  • Pcuenin

    Am I the only one that thought they look like fake miniature landscapes? I kept expecting so sort of claymation character to start walking in almost.

  • Tiddyfux

    You people are all a bunch of idiots. This is why everyone hates photo forums, there’s always a handful of retards who talk shit because they think they’re better or something.

  • kendon

    nobody thinks they’re better, the images are just not as cool as they are trying to hype it… you are an idiot and the reason why people hate photo forums, you and other people who can’t deal with criticism.

  • Anonymous

    Way to inspire people not to talk shit!

    Don’t know if you got the memo or not, but it’s not really cool to refer to anyone as retards. Something you learn to ditch once you are out of middle school I guess. Give it a few years, you’ll get it.

  • Anonymous

    Not to mention the LF that is in the photo on this blog post :)

  • Kb2kb

    He’s free to produce as many of these these photos as he wants, but they’re junk.

  • Sebastián Soto

    I find them very nice. It’s a great job.