Itty Bitty New York City

I'm a sucker for the unnaturally small. Make that unnaturally small inanimate objects. Can't always say the same for people or animals or... well... anyway. I outgrew dollhouses about 20 days, er, years ago but never lost the general fascination with all things miniature. Imagine my excitement when I stumbled upon the Thorne Miniature Rooms at the Art Institute of Chicago. Gorgeously detailed adorableness. My mom and I tore through the exhibit in 20 minutes or less, but they left a lasting impression.

I've also noticed several photos like these floating around the internet these days, which use tilt-shift photography to miniaturize real-life buildings and landscapes. The above photo has managed to make even New York City look approachably itty bitty.

1 comment:

JMW said...

I'd been trying to remember the name of a tilt-shift photographer who had taken some amazing pictures of sporting events a couple of years ago. This post focused me on finding him, and I did -- Vincent Laforet. And that picture of NYC is great. So, double thanks!