Posts Tagged ‘miniature’

Photographs of Real People Living Inside Tiny Cardboard Box Dioramas

Some photographers have made names for themselves by creating and photographing extremely detailed dioramas: miniature tabletop scenes that are so realistic that viewers often mistake them for the real world. Belgian photographers Maxime Delvaux and Kevin Laloux of 354 Photographers have put an interesting spin on the diorama photo concept by Photoshopping real people into their miniature scenes. The series is titled “Box“.
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Projecteo: A Thumb-Sized Carousel Slide Projector That Uses 35mm Film Wheels

Projecteo is what you would get if you crossed a View-Master with a carousel slide projector and then miniaturized the love child using a shrink ray. It’s a tiny LED-illuminated, battery-powered projector that takes in wheels created from 35mm slide film. Each wheel holds 9 photographs, and focusing the resulting image is done by twisting the lens barrel on the tiny gadget.
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Photographer Makes a Name for Herself Photographing Tiny Waves

You’ve probably seen macro photographs of everything from bugs to blooms, but have you seen any of ocean waves? That’s the niche that Australian photographer Deb Morris has carved out for herself, and it’s working out quite nicely.
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A Behind-the-Scenes Glimpse of Matthew Albanese’s Magical Miniature Worlds

We first featured photographer Matthew Albanese’s Strange Worlds project back in 2010, not too long after the project’s inception. His amazing images appear to show beautiful outdoor scenes, but were actually shot on a tabletop in his studio. He creates extremely detailed dioramas that take months to complete, and then uses various photographic techniques to make the scene look like the real world. It’s like the opposite of using tilt-shift lenses to turn the world into a miniature model.
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Realistic Small Scale Dioramas That Are Photographed and Then Destroyed

Seattle-based photographer Bill Finger creates and photographs amazingly realistic small scale dioramas showing various imaginary locations. The things contained in each miniature model are 1/6th to 1/12th the size of their real world counterparts. Finger builds each of the dioramas while looking through his camera’s viewfinder, which ensures that everything he constructs conforms nicely to the perspective limits of his lens.
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How Photographer Frank Kunert Creates and Captures Miniature Worlds

Last year we shared the work of artist Frank Kunert, a man who builds and photographs extremely detailed tongue-in-cheek miniature worlds that look rather ordinary upon first glance. This short behind-the-scenes video shows how he goes about creating his images, driven both by a perfectionism and a design to not do any post-processing on his analog images. You can check out Kunert’s work over on his website.

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MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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Clever Photos of Tiny People Living in a World of Giant Food

422 days without an accident at the chocolate quarry.

Big Appetites is a project by photographer Christopher Boffoli that features miniature people living in a world of giant food. The subjects are seen mining for strawberry seeds, chopping up giant blocks of chocolate, and lobster wrangling. Each of the figures (meant for miniature train models) are hand-painted with meticulous detail.
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Miniature Tilt-Shift Landscapes Made with Food and Wool

Vancouver-based photographer Eszter Burghardt creates miniature landscapes using food (e.g. seeds, powders, milk) and wool, and then photographs them using a shallow depth of field. Her images show everything from volcanos to icebergs. The projects are titled “Edible Vistas” and “Wooly Sagas“.
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Miniature DSLR Earphone Jack Plugs

Etsy shop Tyndall’s Polymerclay sells earphone jack accessories shaped like tiny DSLRs. The plugs are based on popular camera models (e.g. Canon 5D, Nikon D90, Nikon D3), and are created from polymer clay for the body and resin for the lens.
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This Extremely Detailed Olympus Trip 35 Pendant Actually “Works”

Bellamy Hunt of Japan Camera Hunter recently got his hands on this amazing handmade camera pendant by jeweller Luke Satoru. The attention to detail is amazing: it’s a tiny Olympus Trip 35 camera crafted from multiple pieces of brass, and the various components actually work! You can open up the back to look at the film plane, turn the rewind knob, move the advance winder, and the whole shebang.
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