ALES Protocol: Pictures of an Action Figure Taken Like it’s an Astronaut on Another Planet

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Are you looking at the poster of a new Bungie-developed game? A film by Neill Blomkamp? Or Neill Armstrong himself? Nope. Reddit user el_chivo recently posted up pictures by one of his friends of a project that’s incredibly simple, and incredibly creative.

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If you’re a sci-fi geek like me, you’ll appreciate the work this photographer does. Titled ALES Protocol, this is a project that documents the life of a little astronaut discovering our big world. As his adventure continues, we’re treated with some pretty neat pictures of him that take us back to a style reminiscent of sci-fi epics like Elysium and Halo.

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With the scale of the figure so small in comparison to the grass and rocks in the ground its on, the photo literally almost looks like it’s from a different planet. This was achieved through some very well done tilt-shift photography, and the post-processing done afterwards is just the right amount to turn these pictures into something cinematic and consistent.

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You can follow the story of this little dude at his page, and don’t forget to check out some other work by the photographer, Chibicha, at his Flickr!

  • CB2001

    Nice! It reminds me of the work of Michael Paul Smith’s Elgin Park and Mark Hogancamp’s Marwencol. Can’t wait to see how this progresses.

  • womppp

    What good composition, lighting, filter, landscape can do for a subject.

    Great work. Keep it up.

  • Krupa

    I’ve seen similar things but this one is by far the best one. Looks so real

  • chibcha

    Thank you for the post! I’m now working in new photos to continue the story

  • Bridger

    Check out @santlov on instagram. He has some really sweet photos but with a ton of different characters.