I remembered another attention worthy phenomenon. In fact, it’s photography technique. To be more specific – Ben Thomas and his project “CityShrinker”. You probably already noticed that something in this photo is off. It looks like everything is real, but in sorts of diorama proportions. Maybe to the majority of you this is nothing new, but I am not going to explain how to achieve this kind of effect or analyze it in depth. Just thought that if I enjoy seeing this kind of stuff time to time, maybe you will too.
My goal is, with every shot, to provide that feeling of something new. My method: take something big and reduce it to the size of the model. Take something obvious and make you think for a second : “wait a minute, isn’t this…”- Ben Thomas
Born in 1981 in Australia this photographer has graduated from “International Design Effects and Animation School” and only later in his life he took photography more seriously. Lately, B. Thomas moved to Melbourne where he continues to change people’s approach towards ordinary things.
In short: this miniature effect can be achieved by photographing big composition with as many details as you can put in it. Afterwards, all you have to do is leave focus as it is in some places and remove focus from other places. For this kind of effect, of course, you can use special “tilt-shift” technique which allows flexibly change focus points by tilting every lens of photo camera separately from other ones. But this is achieved much easier and faster using simplest Photoshop functions and your brain.
More about CityShrinker project.