“Tiny Wasteland” is a project that I’ve been working on for the past two years. Microcosmic worlds are created by juxtaposing miniature figures with everyday objects to give the impression of being in a microscopic world.
Beginning in the English Channel, on a small island called Herm, I started as a miniature world builder. I had been a chef for ten-years at the time, and I had a strong desire to pursue a career in food photography. That was my dream come true. I was on the road because I was also working on a cruise ship that travelled the world.
When I finally purchased my professional camera with a macro lens (ideal for food photography), I began to photograph close-ups. Still, I wasn’t particularly interested in photographing bugs or flowers. One day, I came across a train model shop in Guernsey and purchased some miniature worker figures for my collection. I placed them on a piece of moss, hidden behind a small rock, and it occurred to me that I had created a miniature world. At that point, I was in my world, and I couldn’t get away from it. Because I still have a strong passion for food, approximately 80% of my photographs are food-related.
I had to learn to build & paint dioramas to create them, so I gained two new skills during this time.
Beyond food photography and miniature world-building, I enjoy concert photography as an artistic outlet. It used to be my first paid photography job, but now it is just a recreational activity. I enjoy being on stage at a large festival in front of a large audience of ten thousand people, but only if I hold a camera covering my face.
Her Headache Is Gone
Although I started out ordering mini-figures from the internet, I realized about a year ago that-there is a limit to the number-of figures produced in the world. In January of this year, I purchased a 3D printer, and I have since begun creating my sculptures. The buildings are Faller sets, but I’ll have to assemble them myself, as is customary for me.
These microscopic worlds are now the source of my income. I had some exhibitions here in Hungary and Beijing, Moscow, and London, among other places. I also photograph for advertisements, which I enjoy because it is challenging and rewarding! It also facilitates the dissemination of my works throughout the world.
I’m fascinated by the miniature things that surround me, and I’ve recently upgraded to a larger home, allowing me to finally construct an entire city, the absolute Tiny Wasteland, in my backyard!
Down The Drain
The Drug Of Generations
Do You Have Pepsi?
It Wasn’t Garlic Dad