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May 25, 2011 11:09 AM   Subscribe

Photographer Christopher Boffoli photographs daily life all out of proportion.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur (24 comments total) 26 users marked this as a favorite

 
I love tilt-shift photography! See miniture faking.
posted by zerosanity at 11:18 AM on May 25, 2011


Local hero. He's awesome even when photographing normal things. West Seattle represent!
posted by Aquaman at 11:19 AM on May 25, 2011 [2 favorites]


See also Slinkachu. I don't know who came first, though I've seen Slinkachu in SFMoma, and this is the first time I've heard of Boffoli. Still fun, though!
posted by Admiral Haddock at 11:25 AM on May 25, 2011


Such whimsy! I love this!
posted by Lutoslawski at 11:30 AM on May 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


What are those cube things on the waffle?
posted by Pruitt-Igoe at 11:31 AM on May 25, 2011


@Pruitt-Igoe: they are beehives.

These are excellent! Of course, now they make me want a cupcake and a cup of tea.
posted by Kitteh at 11:34 AM on May 25, 2011


Ridiculous. Who would try to vacuum chunks that are larger than the vacuum cleaner?

I love the old guys sitting on the pumpkin!
posted by charles kaapjes at 11:36 AM on May 25, 2011


As someone who has an unhealthy love for frosting, the cupcake shot with the kids was my favorite.
posted by heatherbeth at 11:42 AM on May 25, 2011


The golfer on top of the cupcake is awesome. Thanks for this.
posted by King Bee at 11:42 AM on May 25, 2011


I guess "tilt-shift" has really jumped the shark when people start using it to refer to actual photographs with normal depth of field for the given object distance produced by normal lenses. It's like calling butter "artificial margarine".
posted by 0xFCAF at 11:42 AM on May 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


Charles, she's obviously vacuuming the dust OFF the chunks, duh! It's like you never clean your cake!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 11:46 AM on May 25, 2011


0xFCAF, the "daily life" link actually appears to be tilt-shift stuff.
posted by Gator at 11:52 AM on May 25, 2011


These are great. We've seen some "tiny people doing stuff" links before here and I always love them (although they should be previouslied.)
posted by DU at 11:58 AM on May 25, 2011


There's something supremely nostalgic here. When I was a child, with a child's rich imagination, the surfaces of daily life presented infinite possibilities as arenas for adventures.

Bathtub water is never just bathtub water.
posted by stroke_count at 12:03 PM on May 25, 2011


More fun miniatures with food from flickr user diastema (I linked to a representative page but there's lots lots more)
posted by moonmilk at 12:09 PM on May 25, 2011


What 0xFCAF said.
posted by phaedon at 12:12 PM on May 25, 2011


QUIT SURFIN ON MY CORN

But this is seriously cool.
posted by bayani at 12:18 PM on May 25, 2011


Totally fun. This captures for me why miniature train sets and doll houses are so engaging. (And how they fool the eye! My husband and I recently visited Living Desert in the Palm Springs area, and I took about a zillion pictures of their awesome miniature train setup. Everyone who has seen the pictures has initially wondered where this huge train system is -- until they get to the photo of the minature Mount Rushmore which is part of the layout.)
posted by bearwife at 12:49 PM on May 25, 2011


Tilt-shift = HDR = girls with ukuleles. Stop ruining shit. Jeez.
posted by basicchannel at 1:07 PM on May 25, 2011


Audrey Heller does some very similar work, though I think the lighting in Boffoli's photos is better.
posted by enlarged to show texture at 2:50 PM on May 25, 2011


I guess "tilt-shift" has really jumped the shark when people start using it to refer to actual photographs with normal depth of field for the given object distance produced by normal lenses. It's like calling butter "artificial margarine".

I'm confused by this. Are you saying you think the photos in the "tilt shift" section of the artist's site aren't actually processed but came straight out of the camera that way without use of a shifted lens? Or did you not notice that one link goes to photos of real scenes (with a DOF I've certainly never seen from any normal lens) while the other goes to actual photos of miniatures?
posted by contraption at 3:01 PM on May 25, 2011


Sorry, bad link. Tilt shift section.
posted by contraption at 3:04 PM on May 25, 2011


Nice blog too. This mirrored Chicago is nice.

thanks :)
posted by puny human at 4:13 PM on May 25, 2011


He would appear to get his Little People from Preiser, available in many places.

They're German, which I suppose explains the nudity.
posted by IndigoJones at 5:46 PM on May 25, 2011


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