American Elephants


Unexpected Stories in the Streets of the World by The Elephant's Child

Slinkachu is a U.K. street artist, who does mini-installations for The Little People Project in the streets of cities around the world, which he photographs and leaves behind. He has been working on the project since 2006. He remodels and paints model-train-set figures. The street-based side of his work plays with the notion of surprise, and intends to encourage city-dwellers to be more aware of their surroundings. “The scenes I set up…aim to reflect the loneliness and melancholy of living in a big city, almost being lost and overwhelmed. But underneath this, there is always some humor. I want people to be able to empathise with the tiny people in my works.” The Atlantic has collected some of the shots from Slinkachu’s new book Global Model Village:

(top: The Food Chain. bottom: Ghost Street, Beijing, China)

 
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