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category:  Unnatural Nature
Modern miniature table and chairs in a midcentury bungalow
Entirely Familiar
I work in the realm of modern miniature design primarily in 1:12 scale -- one inch in a dollhouse is equivalent to one foot in the real world -- where I create scenes in my doll houses and then photograph them at close range to bring out their contemporary aesthetic. The photographs help transform the inches into feet -- the imagery appears entirely familiar, but then not what it seems. I post work on my blog, Call of the Small [http://call-small.blogspot.com/], and a full repository of images are on Flickr [http://www.flickr.com/photos/call-small/].
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The majority of items in my scenes are 1:12 scale pieces of doll house furniture. Some are new, many are vintage midcentury modern, and they are made of either plastic, wood, or metal. I have 13 doll houses, and all are modern in style. To get a completely contemporary aesthetic, I often repurpose everyday items such as scrap paper, coasters, placemats, bowls, etc., as accents and furnishings. In addition to contributing to the realism of the scenes, they impart a textural, functional feel. I photograph without flash using a Nikon D3100 digital camera. I do not alter my photographs, except for straightening or cropping.

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