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IN Creative ON 10 May, 2016
"Art's size doesn't matter."
Over the years, we have been told that art is transforming gradually, and is evolving from one style to another, from using a certain type of material to another, or from reaching a minute audience to influencing a larger population. As more and more people learn to appreciate the historical backgrounds and origins of art forms around us, these people started to express their ways to improvise and materialize concepts which have existed, even if these things sprung some eras or centuries ago. In other words, people have learned to immortalize art as a form of interest.
Following modern artists' perception of this 'trend' happening worldwide, we can realize that these classic art infrastructures are still strong at their established niche--even expanding to communities. More so, gifted individuals are venturing down a path where they continue to inspire people using universally-accepted historical and cultural, artistic tools that once have existed in the arts landscape.
Take this example from a Turkish artist's masterpiece. The output dared to realize a 1900s arrangement of a Photography studio. The artist shared his feeling and perception about this cultural account, with the use of modern materials. He confessed that this kind of work was his specialty. It's like; he wanted to show the world that he's capable of making art that will last forever, no matter how small or big the size is.
Have a quick look!
Ali was born in Iraq, but grew up and established his job as an art director in Turkey. According to him, his interest in doing miniature art as an eye candy. But as you would look at his works, his goal was surpassed. Currently, his creations took the attention of the whole world, due to his intricacy, precision and unsurpassed focus while working.
Specifically, it's an old look of a photography studio he's trying to achieve. Materials he used ranged from paper clips and foam boards to wood, and plastic. Typically, he makes use of scrap materials, or those which are disposable, or of those stuff a common person would give less importance.
Again, the artist allots a lot of effort on achieving perfectly believable details.
...only sunlight served as the lighting for cameras. This means that a lot of focus, timing, positioning and physics were needed to take shots back then.
Imagine, Aly constructed 100 well-detailed, realistic miniature objects. Impressive!
Apparently, Ali became an instant researcher for Photography history. Where else will he be helped with visualizing the studio other than legitimate photography books, right?
Come to think of it, even if the photographers say the same thing about 1900s photography studios, specifics about the tools, colors and other photography studio techniques must be taken into consideration.
There's indeed a very inspiring and rich culture underlying the 1900s photography scene. Even if the technology's obviously not advanced, inventors have improvised items that fulfill the purpose of photography. Kudos to them!
The artist did not forget to show us the smallest of the small objects he needed for the whole thing. This hinge and its kind were used widely for miniature doors, miniature chests and the likes. Where did Ali get this even?
Outputs were unbelievable interesting. Ali should relay this good news and his techniques to other aspiring miniature artists like him!