I came across a blog called The Little People Project by Slinkachu and as soon as I saw the images that had been posted I was immediately intrigued.
These images are just a few of my favorites from the project (if you scroll through the blog archives you can find loads more awesome pictures, there’s also a book of images and other merch you can buy – I quite like the pins…).
I love how it isn’t just one close-up image of the wee characters, the zoomed out and location shots really add to the whole ideas of the artwork. In most of the cases it adds to the humor of the piece, i.e. “Fantastic Voyage” at first you see it as the Loch Ness Monster being discovered upon a metallic boat by two brave adventurers upon the vast Loch, but as it zooms out you see it as two little men floating in a puddle on a bottle cap with a shoe. It’s great! It’s a really interesting and beautiful way of looking at the world, through the eyes of these little people. I’ve always had a bit of an affinity with miniatures, and that’s probably why I am so drawn to this. Because the little dolls have been taken out of their standard playground (a miniature world) and placed into the giant world that we know they take on a whole new perspective that is humorous, beautiful and scary all at once. They are truly wonderful pieces of contemporary artwork.
What do you think of them?