Miniature – The Documentary

“A world with it’s own set of rules…” I open with an assessment, one similar to the one I gave to Simon Garfield’s In Miniature, this documentary doesn’t say enough.

Booksmart

On Wednesday I got to go to a free pre-screening of the movie Booksmart through gofobo. It was great! To be honest, I never have huge expectations when I go to pre-screenings. But you get free movie tickets you go, there’s no other option. And through that mindset I’ve discovered my love for The Heat,…

Sundance: Life in Miniature

Life in Miniature is a short film by Ellen Evans. It profiles a mom and daughter mini making duo. Kath Holden, the daughter, makes furniture and accessories inspired by modern life and Margaret Shaw, the mother, specializes in replica food. In its short span, the film discusses the catty attitude in the Miniature world, with…

8 Most Famous Dollhouses of 2018

While 2018 is still fresh in our minds, let’s celebrate its famous tiny houses. 8. The Handmaid’s Tale While we only get a small glimpse of this dollhouse, it comes to represent a small piece of innocence, in a world that has none.

A Belated Review of The Miniaturist (and a brief history)

I read the novel around November of last year and finally watched the series in full today. This is a review of the series, but I will inevitably be comparing it to the novel throughout.

We begin in Amsterdam in 1686. A young woman, Petronella, has reluctantly agreed to an arranged marriage to a wealthy man in order to have her family’s debts paid off. When Petronella arrives at her new home, we meet the strict mistress of the house, Nella’s now sister in law, the unmarried Marin, and later in the evening, Nella’s aloof and often absent new husband, Johannes, joins the scene.

2017, a timeline

2017 has almost come to an end. One of the quickest years of my life, but then I say that every year… January I turned 26, officially transitioning into the last year of my ‘mid 20s.’ I created my series Monochopis. February I started writing for toyphotographers.com. My work was in Exclu issue 3. I…

Slickforce Softlight

About a month and a half ago slickforce graciously sent me this mini soft light. And I finally have gotten the chance to try it out and review it.  I’m always looking for new small scale lighting options, so I jumped at the chance to try out this light.  This light, at full height, stands…