Illustrator Malin Koort crafts tiny three-dimensional worlds from cut paper and documents them with clever lighting and photography. The charming scenes feature cartoonish people and creatures as they move through the good, bad and the in-betweens of life. In each piece, Malin uses a shallow depth of field to spotlight the main characters while also producing the illusion that they are in a much larger space.
Malin appreciates the subtle changes that can make a big difference in her paper cut art. “I like that so much can happen with the mood and everything else just by changing the light and focus when you’re photographing,” she tells Bibelot. “You can move around the different objects in the illustration, and in that way tell a different story.”
Working this way, however, is not without its struggles. “The most challenging part is that it’s quite time-consuming and therefore not really optimal when making—for example magazine illustrations,” she says. “But I love working with all different aspects of it, from drawing the sketches to building the images, lighting and photographing. So I wouldn’t want it any other way!”
Source link Art