Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Mini People In The Heart Of France.....

I want to introduce you to one of the most unique shops I have seen on Etsy recently, Les Minis de Dongedy. If you have yet to visit this shop, you are in for a treat!

Dongedy creates and photographs tiny scenes from everyday items with mini people. She painstakingly creates an enticing little world where mini men scale nutella bottles, couples ice skate over linzer tarts and little arrangements of sweets become bustling construction areas! I invite you to enter her surreal and beautiful world......

I asked her to write a little about herself:

"I'm Dongedy. I'm 37 years old, a woman with a husband and 2 cute daughters. I'm french and living in France, 50km away from Paris (close enough to benefit from its cultural lights, and far enough to live in an old house made of stone, near the forest).

I come from the marketing and communication world (I've been working for French Luxury brands for 10 years), and decided to work independantly when I became a mother. 

I am a photographer of tiny worlds and a story teller. I love to shoot mini people (Ho scale) and to create new micro-stories. Part of my job consists in having a new look to items all around me. On my desk, in my kitchen, in shops : I'm always wondering whether this USB key, this teapot or that fork could match minipeoples to create new photos.

I'm having fun doing this, and I hope you that have fun looking at these photos too..."