Small World is about scale and humour. We take miniature figures of people, animals and insects and insert them into the real world and try to make amusing images that play on the different scales 


The most important Photographer & Artist in this new and exciting genre is British artist


Slinkachu


The 'Little People Project' started in 2006. It involves the remodelling and painting of miniature model train set characters, which I then place, photograph and leave on the street. It is both a street art installation project and a photography project. The street-based side of my work plays with the notion of surprise and I aim to encourage city-dwellers to be more aware of their surroundings. The scenes I set up, more evident through the photography and the titles I give these scenes, aim to reflect the loneliness and melancholy of living in a big city, almost being lost and overwhelmed. But underneath this, there is always some humour. I want people to be able to empathise with the tiny people in my works.

Keep your eyes open 

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Slinkachu makes his street art - photographs it and then leaves it

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Where did Slinkachu take this picture ? 


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This skiing scene was still intact 3 months after Slinkachu made it. 

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Will this picture still be there in 3 moths ? 

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Since 2011 

TANAKA TATSUYA 

has been making a Small World picture every day. He publishes them in his miniature calendar 

http://miniature-calendar.com/

1932  Lunchbreak on the 69th Floor. Rockefeller Centre New York 

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How to shoot Small World pictures 


1. Think of the image you want to make. What figures do you have and how can you place them in the environment around you. 

Once you've made your scene 


2. Select Macro Mode on your camera 

This is the Flower Symbol 


3. Think of your position. You may have to get very low to shoot the picture 


4. Focus is critical. Be careful not to get too close to the figures and use Focus Lock to help with composition and make sure the picture is sharp. 


5. Review the image afterwards and zoom in to check sharpness. 

The Flower symbol is universal and means Close-Up. 

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Canon Compact. Shoot in A or P and make sure you set the focus to the Flower Symbol. If it's not visible on your camera's main dial it may be in Scene Settings

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Small World 

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Tammy Grey Court 

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Nat Grey Court 

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Small World 

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The Pothole Gardener 

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