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tiny tokyo

tiny tokyo


Say konnichiwa to these fascinating shots that manage to make Tokyo’s metropolis look teeny.

Anyone who’s ever set foot in Tokyo knows how easy it is to get lost in the massive swarm of streets, lights and sounds. She’s a big city, all right! That makes it even more impressive that photographer Ben Thomas has managed to make it look like a teeny-weeny toy set, using tricky camera skills. Yep, you’re looking at snaps of actual Japanese streets, not model-sized replicas. The effect is pulled off with tilt-shift photography, whereby you carefully tilt and shift the lens in different directions. The result is a very clever change in focus that fools the brain into thinking that it’s looking at a pint-sized version of the real thing. Pretty nifty, hey?

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