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Every Day for Four Years: This Artist Builds Quirky Dioramas from Household Items

Wednesday 08.06.2014 , Posted by
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Nobody would discount the difficulty of doing a 365 Project or the challenge of sticking to one theme for an entire year – but Japanese artist Tanaka Tatsuya has been doing his creative work every day for the past 4 years. That is impressive. He’s been using everyday objects from around the house – from broccoli and plastic water bottles, to loaves of bread and toilet paper – and transforming them into tiny dioramas that are large on humor. [Read more…]

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Penny Sized Drawings Put The Wild West In Your Pocket

Monday 03.31.2014 , Posted by
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San Diego-based artist Sam Larson creates one pretty penny with his charming frontier-inspired miniatures. Through his illustrations of cowboys and campgrounds, that are no bigger than a coin, Larson makes microscopic vistas out of dramatic topography and iconography of the West. [Read more…]

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Realistic Street Scenes Created Using Model Cars, Forced-Perspective and a $250 Point & Shoot Camera

Wednesday 10.16.2013 , Posted by

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Some guys never grow up. For example, I can’t walk by a Hot Wheels toy car display without coveting those tiny 4-wheeled machines – something about my youthful car lust comes back to me. Michael Paul Smith is doing something about it though. This model maker, collector and photographer has been creating inspired forced perspective shots using his small-scale vintage cars, making them look as real as a movie set – or reality for those who remember. [Read more…]

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World Famous Landmarks Made to Look Miniature

Wednesday 05.08.2013 , Posted by

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When it comes to this world, there are people who see it as vast and locations as distant, and there are some who see it as miniscule. In relation to the solar system and galaxies beyond, our planet is indeed tiny in comparison… and the humans that inhabit it are even smaller. New York based photographer Richard Silver decided that he wanted to capture that reality of being small through his photography. Packing his bags and camera gear, he ventured all over the world to create “miniature shots” from some of the most famous man made structures in the world. [Read more…]

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Visual Bits #435 > Reach Out And Sculpt

Tuesday 05.07.2013 , Posted by

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Visual Bits #421>Miniatures, Magnetic Putty, & More

Tuesday 04.16.2013 , Posted by

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Real Underwater Humor- Without Photoshop

Thursday 03.07.2013 , Posted by

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What does Seaweed say when it’s stuck at the bottom of the sea? “Kelp! Kelp!” If you’ve ever eaten Laffy Taffy, then you know there are lots of silly sea jokes, but what’s not funny is the damage that humans are causing to our most mysterious ecosystem. Underwater photographer Jason Isley sees this first hand, so he decided to bring some toys along with him to capture it firsthand. He creates comical scenes, like a sea slug getting a speeding ticket, along with some showcasing more serious environmental concerns, like ghost nets, litter, and fish bombing. Although he does occasionally brighten some images with Photoshop, the miniature scenes are actually set up underwater. Isley is the co-founder of ScubaZoo, a Malaysian underwater filming and photography company. [Read more…]

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Visual Bits #371> Get More Out Of Life: Dioramas & More

Sunday 02.03.2013 , Posted by

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Visual Bits #367> The Fruits Of Art Labor

Sunday 01.27.2013 , Posted by

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Incredible Cardboard: Sets for a Film I’ll Never Make

Tuesday 10.23.2012 , Posted by

The word which first comes to mind when observing these new works by Daniel Agdag: meticulous. Already known for an award-winning stop motion film, he has now set his talented hands to the task of creating a series of sculptures: “Sets for a Film I’ll Never Make”. Each astoundingly detailed model is constructed using sliced cardboard and PVA glue – mediums you would hardly associate with such precise work. [Read more…]

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