Composition is a major part of photography, which is important as much as Exposure and Framing. Photography is not always about capturing what is in front of the camera as it is. Sometimes, the photographer can and the photographer must compose the scene to convey the message he or she wants, to the audience. The strength and the value of the photograph depend on how well the scene is composed.
Tatsuya Tanaka is a photographer/artist who has brought the composition to a whole another level. He can compose a whole new world using miniature figures and small things we come across in our day to day life. He uses food items, stationeries, kitchen items, clothing accessories, musical instruments, sanitary items, small toys, small homemade furniture and anything at all along with miniature figures to create the setups of his miniature world. See the photographs below so you can understand how creative he can be with whatever he has.
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He named his website ‘Miniature Calendar’ since he create one miniature life photograph each and every day. He has implemented this interesting method from April 2011. Since then there is one photograph for each and every calendar day.
He express about his passion like this. “Everyone must have had thoughts like these before; Broccoli and parsley may sometimes look like a forest of trees, and tree leaves floating on the surface of water may sometimes look like little boats. Everyday occurrences seen from a miniature perspective can bring us lots of fun thoughts.”
Tatsuya Tanaka is born in Kumamoto, Japan. His exhibition, “MINIATURE LIFE Exhibition: Tatsuya Tanaka’s World of Resemblance”, has had more than 1,500,000 visitors collectively from Japan and overseas. His immense creativity and vivid imagination can be seen in each of these photographs.
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