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September 20, 2005 4:01 PM   Subscribe

Cool gallery of tiny, tiny people doing detailed farming work on pieces of fruit. Horrible flash interface, frequent use of French.
posted by jonson (32 comments total)

Interesting photos - shame about the navigation
posted by hypersloth at 4:07 PM on September 20, 2005

Couldn't find photos before annoyance level exceeded tolerable levels.

Pity ... would be interested in fruit farming.
posted by metaculpa at 4:12 PM on September 20, 2005

Hmm. I could only find a few photos, and none of them dealt with fruit. It was cauliflower.
posted by Specklet at 4:14 PM on September 20, 2005

"Horrible flash interface" precludes me clicking on any preceding link.
posted by NickDouglas at 4:22 PM on September 20, 2005

Worst. Interface. Ever.
posted by dreamsign at 4:22 PM on September 20, 2005

Go to the dot @ bottom right to get the menu. I liked the interface. Makes me hungry.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 4:22 PM on September 20, 2005

It's worth drilling through the french insanity. Awesome concept.
posted by selfnoise at 4:37 PM on September 20, 2005

There is a U.S. artist that does the same thing. Don't know which one came up with it first. The figures are from old model railroad sets.
posted by Mid at 4:44 PM on September 20, 2005

Worth finding your way through, I reckon - there's some great looking stuff there.
posted by The Monkey at 4:46 PM on September 20, 2005

posted by tomplus2 at 5:44 PM on September 20, 2005

Y'all are so hardcore. It was such *springy* nav---I found quite cheerful. Yeah, a wee bit challenging, but does everything have to be easy all time?
posted by DenOfSizer at 5:52 PM on September 20, 2005

Wow, that was out of this world.
posted by leapingsheep at 6:03 PM on September 20, 2005

Fantastic photos. Bad interface. Agreed.

On the other hand, maybe I'm too sensitive, but I think that a French website being in French doesn't actually constitute a usability issue.
posted by guidonDeBascogne at 6:10 PM on September 20, 2005

It reminds me of those black and white photos of the mini people on the NSFW nudes.
posted by arcticwoman at 7:03 PM on September 20, 2005

These photos are great! The interface is awful, yes, but I figured it out quickly enough.
posted by rhapsodie at 7:35 PM on September 20, 2005

Yeah, that is great. Thanks, jonson. Well worth the time. I didn't mind the interface.
posted by louigi at 7:50 PM on September 20, 2005

Pretty fucking cool.
posted by marxchivist at 8:48 PM on September 20, 2005

Finally got through all that crap navigation - and a browser reload - got to the goods.

Hit and miss, some are great (the lolita one was nice) and some are twee and really annoying.

There is a contemporary Japanese artist who used to do exactly this with these same figures and bonsai.

Damn, wish i had written down his name for comparisons sake . If anyone knows the Japanese photographer im talking about, let me know.
posted by rawfishy at 9:05 PM on September 20, 2005

Crash Bonsai!!
posted by marvin at 9:21 PM on September 20, 2005

That made me forget for some minutes Bush existence!
posted by zouhair at 3:10 AM on September 21, 2005

That's a really great site despite the poor interface. Very fun. I also liked Crash Bonsai, so thanks Marvin.
posted by OmieWise at 5:40 AM on September 21, 2005

huzzah to both links
posted by 13twelve at 6:24 AM on September 21, 2005

I don't know what you guys are complaining about, it took me like 15 seconds to figure out how to navigate through this.
Awesome photos. I liked the two-pane setup with the delay, so at first you weren't sure just what you were looking at. Very nice.
posted by Who_Am_I at 6:26 AM on September 21, 2005

My only complaint is that there weren't more photos.

Mowing a kiwi!
posted by pinky at 7:17 AM on September 21, 2005

Yeah, anyone can build their own nation with model people, just visit your local model railroad shop.

It's a pity that the German Preiser factory does not have a workable web.

BUT, the catalogs of Preiser are beautiful in their own right, check them out here.
posted by Laotic at 7:46 AM on September 21, 2005

Yeah, jesus, quit whining about the Flash. It was just a little clunky up front, but then very nice, smooth & elegant. And the photos are definitely worth it.

The people are evidently some of those sold for model railroad layouts - but a pretty damn small scale. "N" or "Z"?
posted by soyjoy at 7:55 AM on September 21, 2005

I dig crash bonsai, but it wasnt the Japanese artist i was thinking of. He uses the same Preiser figures with bonsai in wacky situations. Still.... thanks Marvin!
posted by rawfishy at 7:56 AM on September 21, 2005

Favs: people in spacesuites on top of a lovely burnt top of creme brulee, a pair of skaters on a shiny cake pan bottom. But why does the menu bounce so much?
posted by of strange foe at 8:03 AM on September 21, 2005

the simple fact that people here can't link to their favorites is what's so annoying about the interface to me...
posted by jonson at 11:54 AM on September 21, 2005

posted by jann at 11:58 AM on September 21, 2005

Okay, the Mont Blanc one is the wittiest. But they are all terrific.
posted by CunningLinguist at 12:50 PM on September 21, 2005

Good finds, jonson and marvin!
posted by deborah at 2:06 PM on September 21, 2005

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