Photographer and art director Tatsuya Tanaka has a fascination with all things tiny and in his popular project “Miniature Calendar”, Tatsuya has been stretching his imagination to its limits and created lots of interesting scenes with his tiny people and everyday objects. In his miniature world, barcode becomes jail, a circuit board becomes rice paddy field, brush becomes meadow and pencil lead becomes bullet track in Matrix. Those photos can easily invoke a smile or chuckle as you get the joke and meanwhile make you admire Tanaka’s breadth of creativity. Below are some of your favorites and you can find more on Tanaka’s Instagram page. If you really like Tanaka’s work, you can buy Tanaka’s book “Miniature Life” from amazon.
Sydney-based artist Catherine Nelson is a visual artist who uses the digital medium to paint images together into personal and imaginary landscapes. In the series “Future Memories”, she created floating worlds, meticulously composed with thousands of assembled details which she digitally stitches together. The resolution and scale of each piece which measures about 100 x 100cm which requires Nelson to spend nearly a month to accomplish each piece with such details. It is incredible work and subtly reminds the viewer of a profound truth: that it is in the flourishing variety of the local that the fate of the world resides. [source]
“Setup Liquid Art”, the latest project of German photographer Markus Reugels who uses large satellite photos or various pattern images as a backdrop and a high speed camera he captures the background’s refraction through water drops. The perfectly timed shots and painstaking creative process result in these spherical representations of the Earth, moon and other fabulous planets. Such an amazing effect of transforming images into liquid spheres. [source]
Have you ever heard of My Milk Toof? It’s the story of two highly entertaining teeth, created by Inhae Lee, the Berkeley-based artist. My Milk Toof follows two baby teeth named ickle and Lardee as they navigate the pleasures and perils of being very small in a very big world. You can find tons of adorable adventures of these two lovely teeth, from taking a bath to exploring the outside world. And if you love those hilarious baby teeth, you can order the book from amazon, which showcases the intricate handcrafted universe that Lee has created. And also make sure to check out My Milk Toof’s blog and Flickr page and follow Ickle and Lardee’s awesome adventures.