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Miniature Worlds Depicting Cynical Twists In The Everyday

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Photographs of Small Worlds is a series of miniature scenes created using handcrafted models by German photographer Frank Kunert. Each miniature set is precisely articulated over the course of several weeks to months to avoid the use of digital intervention in its presentation. At a quick glance, the scenes appear to be humdrum depictions of everyday domestic and urban settings. However once you take a closer look, the scenes convey strange anomalies and dark cynical twists to the ordinary.

“On the surface, these photographs confront us with all of the hollow words, catch-phrases and banalities we encounter in our daily lives,” said Dr. Christine Donat, who provided the text for Kunert’s online portfolio. “The stereotypical and senseless aspects of human communication cannot be unveiled more convincingly than in their literal conversion into a visual medium.”

Kunert’s spectacular miniature worlds can be found amongst past photo books on his website. He has an upcoming solo exhibition at the Museum Boppard. Sharing the name of his most recent photo book Wunderland, his work will be on show from September 10th, 2017 through to January 28th, 2018.