Little People in the Big City (16 pics)


The Little People Project by London-based Slinkachu is one of my all-time favorite art installations. After remodeling and painting miniature model train set characters, he places them on the street and takes photographs of them in funny and interesting predicaments.

"The street-based side of my work plays with the notion of surprise and I aim to encourage city-dwellers to be more aware of their surroundings. The scenes I set up, aim to reflect the loneliness and melancholy of living in a big city, almost being lost and overwhelmed. But underneath this, there is always some humor. I want people to be able to empathize with the tiny people in my works." -Slinkachu

Here are my favorite pieces from his collection:

White Collar Crime

Car Bomb

Dead on Arrival

Need Some Lovin'?

Big Game Hunting

This Ain't Food!

Cheesy Labor


Over the Rainbow


Peer Pressure

First Date

This Better Be Worth It...

Making Moves

After a Hard Days Work

Slinkachu's website

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Tags: Big, City, Little, People, Slinkachu, art, modern

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Comment by Annie on June 4, 2009 at 7:46pm
"Poser"--SO funny!!
Comment by Mark Huckabee on June 4, 2009 at 1:08pm
I like "Big Game Hunting". I actually ran into a giant hornet the other day and wished I had a rifle! I think it was one of these:


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