Bigger isn’t always better, especially when it comes to a teenie tiny, adorable miniature of a 19th century photo studio.
At 1:12 scale, Turkish artist Ali Alamedy created a model of Charles Miner’s early 1900s photography studio. For nine months, Alamedy surrounded himself with hundreds of feet of wood and supplies as he created period-accurate desks, flooring, wall paneling, and props. Just look at the cute and tiny photo frame that’s barely a sliver of Alamedy’s fingernail.
Alamedy, who had been already been building miniature sets for 7 years prior to this project, is inspired by the use of sunlight to illuminate studio sets and created more than 100 miniature objects for one scene. Lacking photographs from the period from which to draw inspiration, Alamedy relied on extensive reading to discover the right tools, techniques, and colors that would have been used in the studio.
Take a look at more photos from the miniature 19th century photo studio on his Instagram — and when you do, pay close attention to the camera he built. It was one of the biggest challenges he faced, since each fold in the real life camera’s bellow was just 3 cm.
[Via This is Colossal]