Curiouser and Curiouser!
10 Apr 2008
I have wanted to work with miniatures for quite a while. I've always found them kind of fascinating and had a lot of ideas and sketches in my notebooks.
The inspiration for this series came from things as wide ranging as books, childhood memories, re-runs of the X Files and the work of a handful of other photographers.
I'm not really interested in creating photos that are miniature copies of life as we might find it. You won't see a straight diorama in this series. Meaning you will never see something that is just a tiny scene or re-creation of life as we know it.
There is a loose set of rules, or formula, that all the images follow to one extent or another but I have given myself a lot of latitude for creativity. I think and work in terms of props. For me this is an entirely different mindset than building a diorama. I also treat my miniatures more as models working within the scene than as part of the propping. At least one of them has a nickname and will likely inspire future images. There will be at least fifteen images in the first run of the series and possibly more.
What ever you might see in these images, know that they are meant to be fun and not taken too seriously.