Here are a couple more images of the little people that I have been working on for my final project. Enjoy!
John Cake and Darren Neave created a ‘mini museum exhibition’ by using Lego’s in an exhibit called Art Craziest Nation. The two artists re-created famous works of art, such as Damien Hirst’s Shark Tank and Donald Judd’s Blocks, by only using Lego’s. Check it out at http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker/exhibitions/littleartists/blocks.asp
(There are links to the other photos of the exhibit on the right hand side).
One word describes what you are about to see: HORRIBLE
We all know that celebs and those fortunate enough to end up in the cover of a magazine are not as perfect as they look and the images are always touched up in some way. My question is how in the heck did this image of Demi Moore pass by so many sets of eyes and end up on the cover of W magazine? Nobody saw that part of her left hip is not there and yet the fabric is magicallysticking out and holding up. Someone will soon be out of a job…
I went to Orlando over the weekend and bought some more figurines for my final project. Wahooooooooooo! The store I was directed to go to was half hobby shop, half photo store. It couldn’t have been better combination! I wish the figurines were less expensive because they had so many I wanted to buy. Here are a couple of shots that I have shot so far with the new figurines. Enjoy!
For my final project I am going to continue working in the same small scale as my last project as I really enjoyed it and had a fun time with it. The short depth of field and small scale really brings me into this whole new world that I want to explore further. As previously mentioned, I am abandoning the use of real life objects as a whole, as they take the photos in a different direction that I am not fond of. Essentially my goal is to blend this world in with my own to explore, construct, and answer questions about my own life.
I have been made aware of several other photographers who work on a small scale, such as photographer Lori Nix and photography duo Walter Martin and Paloma Munoz. Lori Nix creates these elaborate scenes that explore death, anxiety, and disaster. The series she constructed entitled Accidentally Kansas is by far my favorite. Nix also incorporates the same small scale in her commercial and editorial work. It’s encouraging to know that she does not have to put on an entirely different hat to create work in the commercial world. Check her out at www.lorinix.com.
Walter Martin and Paloma Munoz design and create absolutely amazing snow globes that incorporate miniature figurines. The figurines are store bought, reassembled, and then hand painted. Their snow globes are about 6 inches in diameter and depict the figures all alone or at the mercy of others. The way they have created art on such a small scale is astonishing. I admire their simplicity in both their snow globes and past sculptural work. I would love to see their work in person. Check them out at www.martin-munoz.com.