Easiest case ever
Please don’t tell!
“Down these mean streets a man must go” because by the end of 2019, a few things had fallen into place. After finishing my Zone series, I had packed my miniatures away, postponed further toy photography till later, and travelled to Belgium. I was back in October with lots of inspiration and no idea where to start.
Visiting some old neighbourhoods in Brussels and Antwerp had given me the idea to show what you might call the dodgy end of town through miniature photos. I had sketched some pictures but could not really bring myself to building the sets needed for this project.
A couple of weeks later I found out that – much to my delight – my Noir series from 2017 had actually had an impact on fellow toy photographers, which I could have suspected but was never really aware of. James Garcia, host of the Toy Photographers Podcasts, had let himself be inspired by pictures from that series! This was the spark I needed to get going!
Now the noir suites – sequences of three pictures each which convey little bits of action – gave me a great chance to tackle the ‘dodgy end’ theme.