Eerie toyscapes


These eerie photos by Alin Dragulin are exactly why tilt-shift photos are sublime. The toy-like cars and buildings seem cute and nostalgic, but the lack of focus traps the viewer in a claustrophobic middle ground, with no idea what story is transpiring. And why does everything seem so still? It's like a childhood memory written by Stephen King.


I asked Alin if he used a digital tiltshift filter to create the Toyscapes, and he said:

The Toyscapes are taken with a 4x5 camera and traditional film. I shoot digital for much of my work but these series of photos MAKE me slow down and be still. Even if I could I wouldn't do it digital.

Via the excellent Today and Tomorrow

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