Meet the man responsible for the “Little People Project”. Since 2006, @Slinkachu_Official has been remodeling and painting miniature model train set characters, which he then places and photographs in a real-world setting that gives them context.

His creative efforts—leaving miniature art to be found by potential unwitting viewers—are executed with the hope that city dwellers will become more aware of their surroundings. Albeit tiny, his work is effectively a hybrid exercise in photography AND street art installation.

He arranges scenes that could make any passerby (who might potentially miss the magic he has left just beneath their nose) feel the loneliness and vastness of living in a big city, while simultaneously encouraging the same viewer to pay attention to details. Through it all, there is humor. Although some of the stories he tells might seem sad, it is quite easy to empathize with his small characters and their circumstances.

Slinkachu’s work is a reflection of who we are in the tiniest of scenarios—surrounded by large-scale moments and monuments—giving us the chance to alter our perspective, so long as we are paying attention enough to see it.