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Feb 26, 2018

Hungarian artist creates miniature mock ups of everyday life by using pin-sized figurines

Péter Csákvári spent two years creating 'Tiny Wasteland' - where miniature figurines appear alongside household items from tin cans to brushes and pineapples

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A Hungarian artist has created miniature mock ups of everyday life by using pin-sized figurines to act out ‘normality’.

According to the Daily Mail, Péter Csákvári spent two years creating 'Tiny Wasteland' - where miniature figurines appear alongside household items from tin cans to brushes and pineapples.

Csákvári, who has already featured in the Sony World Photography Awards, said he came up with the concept while working as a chef and food photographer on the Channel Islands.

One scene shows farm workers with toothpick-sized scythes placed on top of a scrubbing brush. Another image depicts a man taking a woman rowing - in a washing-up bowl!

The 29-year-old artist says his carefully created scenes take hours of work to prepare, place and shoot.

'I started my food photographer career there, but I didn't have much work, so I combined the food photography with these little figures,” he said.

'I found a miniature worker set in a model shop in Guernsey. I put them together with some blueberries, and that was the first picture,” he added.

'I want to create situations that we have never seen before,' said Péter. 'They are black mirrors.'