Little People

Over the last year I occasionally found images online of an artist working with miniatures out on the street. I had been thinking about the project and started Googling it furiously last week, but could not remember what it was called. In some weird serendipitous way, Bobby at +Kitsune Noir posted a story about it, and I was reconnected.

Little People is the work of an artist who goes by the name of Slinkachu. He creates tiny scenes and places them in plain sight – if you notice. Some are mundane while others are highly surrealistic.

A typical project is Dear Son somewhere in London, where a miniature mailbox is placed in front of a regular one, and a tiny man is seen dropping a letter.

Others are far weirder, like the work entitled The Feast, where a fly is seen feeding on a person.

Slinkachu says that typically his work will disappear after a few days, but some of it has apparently survived unnoticed for months.

He has recently expanded his work to a project called Inner City Snail. Note the cool Grand Theft Auto-style logo!

Go check out his websites. The sites are not that good, but you get to see a nice selection of his work, and you can follow the link to Amazon where he will soon be selling his first book about the projects.

One comment

  1. Rick Smith said:
    2008/07/31
    16:29

    I thought at first this was “tilt-shift” photography. I assume you’ve seen that–and this is probably passe, but I still find it very cool. Here’s a link I found with a quick google search: http://digital-artist-toolbox.com/?p=24

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