London based artist, Slinkachu, uses model humans and everyday objects to create and photographs alternate happenings that may have been in your everyday-normal street.
In his project titled Little People, Slinkachu creates tiny installations of small people and leaves them on the street (as his clever tag line goes – Abandoning little people since 2006).
While the installations are an art by themselves, the photos of those installations are an important part of the art.
Each project is accompanied by a set of images (usually 3 ) showing the world (1) as seen by a fellow little person, (2) as seen by us humans, and (3) something in between. Here are the ones that go with the title image:
Those triplets give a great sense of scale and it is really fun to play find the people with the wider pictures (it is not always that easy). And sometimes the little people stay with their installations for a long time.
According to Slinkachu, “The miniatures start out as train set figures. Most are made by German company Preiser and can be bought from model shops and on the net. They generally come unpainted. I often remodel the characters, cutting them up and reposing them, adding new features such as hoods with modeling clay, or changing arm and leg positions. I then paint the characters with acrylic paint and, if needed, find props for them. Some undergo a lot of modification, such as the super hero characters from my ‘Whatever Happened to the Men of Tomorrow?’ series“.