We’ve already met photographer Udi Mozni through his creative miniature images. He shoots everyday objects and turns them into something completely new. So, it’s no wonder that he reimagined an egg as a little planet. I asked Udi a bit about his process, and he kindly shared it with DIYP.
Florence, Italy, after dark. A Cadilac Seville pulls up on the deserted cobbled street outside the tiny entrance to the Gucci leather goods shop. Torn posters adorn the walls, a light in the window of the upstairs apartment comes on.
You’d be forgiven for thinking this was an opening scene from a movie, but this is in fact all scale models, built by photographer Felix Hernandez in collaboration with Hot Wheels and Gucci, to celebrate Gucci’s 100th anniversary. And it all fits inside a vintage style Gucci suitcase.
Felix Hernandez (previously) is a photographer who turns his vivid imagination into fantastic images. He brings miniatures and practical effects together, sometimes adds a dash of digital manipulation, and turns imaginary worlds into real photos. Strange Thing in the Forest is his latest creation, and Felix once again tells a story through his stunning miniature photos.
Photogenic scenes are all around us and we can make fantastic photos even from regular household items. But you know what we’ll need? A camera, sure, but also lots of imagination. Israeli photographer Udi Mozni doesn’t lack inspiration, that’s for sure. He uses miniature figurines and stuff from around his house to create fun and unusual miniature worlds.
I was listening to my favourite band Sentenced and their album “The Cold White Light”. While listening I started thinking “Should I make images from the songs in my favourite album?”. Well, that was the original plan in February 2020. Now ideas have gone on their way and I have over forty sketches in my sketchbook. I have picked some pieces from other bands too like Queen, Metallica, Mötorhead, Stam1na…
When ideas started to circulate I ended up pretty quickly in the idea that all the images would have the same environment. Some kind of room or a cell with a dark and depressing feel. It was clear from the beginning that images would also have some surreal and dreamlike elements. It is a collection of images of what a dark mind might look like from the inside.
My name is Anindo Rudro from Chittagong, Bangladesh. I’ve been doing miniature photography for about 5 years now. I’ve seen so many miniature photographs which are done by high-end light setups and cameras. People always think about buying them but can’t afford them. They think it’s impossible to gain the same output without this high-end equipment. And from the very beginning, I tried to create the same output with low budget gear.
So in this new series, I’m going to show you guys how to get those amazing photographs only using mobile LED lights and a slow shutter. Which we may call light panning or light painting.
I’ve seen so many great examples of miniature photography that I wouldn’t even know where to start with examples. I’m very inspired by it, and I’ve wanted to start shooting my own miniature photography for a while now. If you’ve wanted the same, Mathieu Stern has a video just for you. If you’re still new to miniature photography, here’s everything you need to know before you start shooting.
Indoor Adventure is a series of images created by Felix Hernandez for BMW Motorrad in Mexico. Shot in miniature (It’s Felix, what else would they be?), the scenes recreate outdoor scenes to show off the motorcycles in a number of environments that many of us aren’t getting to experience right now.
It’s a three-part series, and as always, each comes with some behind the scenes photos and a video to document its creation. And as is usually the case with Felix’s work, all three are both inspired and inspiring.
If you like miniature photography, I’m sure that you’ve heard of Tatsuya Tanaka. This Japanese artist has created and photographed thousands of miniature dioramas so far. Yes, thousands, because there’s one for each day of the past nine and a half years.
Tanaka’s creativity kept blooming even in lockdown. In fact, he turned the situation into his advantage and used coronavirus-related items to create his dioramas. And so, masks, gloves, thermometers, and of course – toilet paper – have become miniature worlds that I even want to visit!