Little People Artist: Audrey Heller Miniatures Photo Art


Audrey Heller’s photography prints of her little people are so fanciful and creative, we can’t stop looking at them. Each one is another adventure as we are eager to see what she’ll come up with next. Her trick is the situations she puts her little people in – everyday objects seen from a new perspective, a very tiny perspective. A lifesaver becomes…well, an actual lifesaver! A road map becomes a trail, the sheet music for Heart and Soul becomes a dance floor. And the objects are objects we’ve all had in our houses: glasses, a bag of nails, crayons, scrabble. It must be a matter of seeing everything you look at from the little people’s point of view! Everything, and anything, becomes a prop in these theatrical pieces. The artist had a large collection of miniatures growing up and staged precise scenarios with them, maintaining “rigorous consistency”. And all that practice paid off in this artful, playful collection of photographic illusions. What fun it would be to follow her around on a photo shoot!


Scabble: Everyone’s favorite word game!


LIfesaver: Swimming to Safety


Pairing: Dancing on the bottom of a wineglass


Shades: Skipping across the top of a Crayola crayon box!


Accent: The painters add finishing touches to the roses


River of Dreams: Fishing on a puzzle


Ends Well: Biking across a road map


Forge: A bed of nails


Measure: A ruler as a bench


Perch: Perched on cup handles, reading the morning paper


Bound: Trapsing across books of knowledge


Fish out of Water: Scuba diver in Goldfish crackers


Damage Control: Replacing broken lights
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Written by Beverley Wood

Beverley Wood has lived on boats in Toronto and Vancouver and in an old hacienda in Mexico. She knows funky when she sees it. She's been writing since she was old enough to pick up a pen and has never shied away from the unusual or the whimsical. Her love of the unique (and sometimes bizarre) led her to Captivatist.