Minimiam: Playful Mini Dramas By Photographers Pierre Javelle And Akiko Ida
Since 2002, gastronomy fanatics Pierre Javelle and Akiko Ida have been photographing a series of playful dioramas, called MINIMIAM, combining miniature figurines and various kinds of food.
MINIMIAM is an apt combination of the words miniature and “yummy“ (miam in French). The miniature dramas, featuring model train figurines and fruit, vegetables or sweets, introduce us to the lives of mini people of various vocations in their everyday situations. The photographers take the close-up shots of their scenes first, and then show us how the scene works in a bigger picture.
Through the MINIMIAM project, the two professional food photographers draw our attention to contemporary issues like global warming and our dominant relationship with nature. The main purpose of these mini dramas, however, is for the photographers to have some fun and make the viewer smile.
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amazing clicks, from where we can buy these toys
just likes to watch it! amazing
i love this. it dissipated a good shred of my horrid grumpiness of this morning. At first, i figured that the figures were generic toy figures and that the creativity was in the food aspects. But actually, the figures are full of humanity, and they are extraordinary, and obviously were created origianlly for this project. Little, hard formed beings, just like us all.
Thank you for your wonderful work.
Genious! And so fun! Thanks! Hope there is more to come!
Amazing idea. Thank you.
The picture about cheese is not a Minimiam’s pictures.