Satoshi Araki's exquisite urban dioramas


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THIS… This is so much what I want to be doing. I’ve tried my hand at it, and it’s much more difficult than I expected. I’m thrilled to see these works, but humbled as well. I aspire to reach even one-tenth of the mastery Satoshi Araki has reached, but it’s going to be a long and painstaking journey.

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I just got the equally inspired idea to photoshop my thumb and forefinger into real scenes and take credit for amazing diorama skills.


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I’m pretty sure that I have dozens of those shots…


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I first fell in love with miniature photography through the works of Tadasu Izawa and Shigemi Hijikata’s children’s “3D” book illustrations in the '60s and '70s, and then later when I read about the use of miniatures in movie making.

I’m still a sucker for those types of illustrations, which sometimes turn up in advertising, and I also love stop-motion animation.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/splittyhead/sets/72157629345951758/

https://www.google.com/search?q="Tadasu+Izawa"+"Shigemi+Hijikata"&tbm=isch


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Yeah, I do think it would be easier to make a giant thumb and forefinger and runaround taking pictures of it on the street.


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