One of my earlier posts on this blog, ‘Surprised Snapshot‘ was related to a project by a Thai photographer named ‘Benz Thanachart‘. From that project, I’ve followed him on his Facebook where he once in a while will talk about some interesting photographers.
He recently mentioned this photographer called ‘Slinkachu‘ whose works focus on tiny objects. He’s started the Little People Project since 2006.
The ‘Little People Project’ started in 2006. It involves the remodelling and painting of miniature model train set characters, which I then place, photograph and leave on the street. It is both a street art installation project and a photography project. The street-based side of my work plays with the notion of surprise and I aim to encourage city-dwellers to be more aware of their surroundings. The scenes I set up, more evident through the photography and the titles I give these scenes aim to reflect the loneliness and melancholy of living in a big city, almost being lost and overwhelmed. But underneath this, there is always some humour. I want people to be able to empathise with the tiny people in my works.
– Slinkachu:Bio –
Photos are from Slinkachu:Little People.
I always love photos of tiny things like Macro photography or photos using the Tilt-shift technique. And I think Slinkachu’s works are intriguing as theycould convey dark humour, loneliness and romantic or even terrifying moments. Although, the little people in his works were just small model figures, but I felt that they looked real enough to be human beings with all of those small details.
Even though, his little people has begun almost 8 years ago; but I just heard of his name recently. Still, better heard of him now than know nothing.