03.07.08 by Jeff

Mike Hunter

Take one look at Mike Hunter’s photography and try to tell me his miniatures don’t look insanely real. Well, you’d be half right. Hunter hasn’t mastered the skill of creating life-like miniatures, he has mastered the skill of capturing a real-life place and creating the illusion that it is a miniature. I’ll let you take a minute to re-read that sentence. Was that the sound of your mind exploding?

What you are looking at is a real place. Those “figurines” are actually actors dressed as toy soldiers (complete with fake stands their feet). Hunter utilizes a miniaturizing technique called “tilt shift photography” and selects locations based on their “already artificial quality”.

The icing on the cake is that Hunter is only 23 years old! I am officially depressed.

Read more about him, here.

And visit his portfolio, here.













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • chrisduff

    Actually there is nothing new here – the following tutorial was posted two years ago http://recedinghairline.co.uk/tutorials/fakemodel/index.html

  • http://www.paperschmaper.blogspot.com Krissy

    these are great! i love miniatures :)

  • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

    my mistake I guess should have called my site “Nothing New Here”.

  • http://www.shotsringout.com Brian

    The ‘Harrow Down Hill’ video for Thom Yorke used this technique too. And this blog should be called, “I post what I fucking want: BOOOOOOOM!”.

    http://videos.antville.org/stories/1475595/

  • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

    Hahaha thanks for the link ill check it out

  • Tigra

    Chrisduff – Is this is the same technique they used when creating your “swollen member”, or?

  • http://aprintaday.blogspot.com yasmine

    i had to read your sentences i couple times. haha! i’m slow.

    this is pretty darn awesome. i’ve seen stuff like this in flickr, but this is one of my faves.

  • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

    haha you have serious talent – you should make a video of yourself making an illustration! i want to see it as it takes shape!

  • http://trendsci.com/ Rafael Bess

    Guns don’t kill people, people do. And Willy, the free killer wale. Who himself now is dead as a dodo.





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