Studio sculpts giant coin, photographs it alongside normal objects to make them look tiny


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/04/03/studio-sculpts-giant-coin-pho.html


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Looks like there’s tilt shift going on in some of those to enhance the effect.


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Tilt shift is like fucking magic.


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I had the joy of having a photography course in High School where we had access to 4" x 5" view cameras. Talk about tilt and shift.


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Also:

Sudbury’s Big Nickel is 9 m (30 ft) high. Like the real thing, it’s made from steel.

(er, without the nickel plating. Canadian nickels are minted in nickel-plated steel, with a small amount of copper. American nickels are 75% copper and 25% nickel.)


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BTW, that pizza-sized $1 Million Canadian gold coin weighs 100 kg. They should have used it for the Mythbusters episode testing whether a coin dropped from the top of the Empire State Building could kill a person or penetrate the ground. They might have gotten different results.


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Money makes the human brain appear much smaller that it would otherwise!


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Need to photograph it with this:

Paradox!


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Funny that he chose a Euro coin for this. Why not a nice Norwegian 10 øre piece?


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They could have saved a bunch of money by using an oversized paper scale instead, like in this photo of an adobe hut in the Grand Canyon.


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As a numismatist who focuses on foreign coins I heartily approve this message. And I want to see the back of the Euro coin since each country produces their own design.
Side note: I’m very disappointed that Ireland didn’t get more creative and just picked one design–the harp–for all their Euro coins.

I wouldn’t fuck with magic. It has too much of a tendency to fuck you up right back.


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banana car for scale.


#15

It was kind of in the article.


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Ah yes. That whole reading thing. I just blasted through and looked at the images.


#17

It’s totally FUNdamental!


#18

It makes me happy that people do these sorts of things.


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I can’t tell how big the scale and arrow are. There should be a banana in the picture.


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There IS one there. You just need to enlarge the image to see it. Like about 1,800x.