Have you ever wondered what the world would be like if human shrink? Tatsuya Tanaka is an artist who uses the small things we see in everyday life and dolls to create one another miniature wonderland. From another perspective, our boring and never-changing life can be very interesting too.
Tatsuya Tanaka, born in Kumamoto Prefecture, is a Japanese “micro photographer” who uses everyday objects and miniature figures to create interesting miniature worlds. His works are irregularly posted on social media and are widely popular.
He constantly observes his surroundings to get used to be whenever he sees things and be able to associate them with what they look like. For example, broccoli as the woods, egg sandwiches as an autumn park, stationeries as gym equipment etc. He would even ask his son for advice occasionally. He hopes that to create the most interesting and simple images by examining the work from the purest point of view of a child.
The Tokyo Olympics is now ongoing in full swing. But because of the epidemic, people who want to watch the games will have to watch them live at home. Tatsuya Tanaka, who paid special attention to the sense of season in his works, recently released a group of miniature works called “Tokyo 2020”, which transformed epidemic prevention supplies into various game venues. He transformed masks into swimming pools, track and field courses, high jump bars and even volleyball nets. You can see that the miniature athletes took their places to make final preparations for the competition…
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