Brief Review ‣ Creator(s): Tatsuya Tanaka. Nationality: Japanese. Base: Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. Main skill(s): miniature; photography. ★ Work/project title: Miniature Calendar. Main thematic(s) and/or subject(s) in this/these work(s): miniature calendar, the everyday situations, and the pandemic days of COVID-19. Main style(s) and/or art reference(s) applied: Conceptual Art, Diorama, Figurative Art, Pop Art, Toyism. Main medium(s): digital photography; everyday objects; miniature toys; mixed media. ★ More info: Website Facebook Instagram H/T: Lustik Colossal
Tatsuya Tanaka’s ongoing Miniature Calendar series, which daily presents us with a different and amusing scenario using everyday objects, has not left out the pandemic days. Masks, toilet paper, and thermometers turn into funny dioramas of outdoor adventures.
Everyone must have had thoughts like these before: Broccoli and parsley may sometimes look like a forest of trees, and tree leaves floating on the surface of the water may sometimes look like little boats. Everyday occurrences seen from a miniature perspective can bring us lots of fun thoughts. I wanted to take this way of thinking and express it through photographs, so I started to put together a “MINIATURE CALENDAR”. These photographs primarily depict diorama-style figures surrounded by daily necessities.Tatsuya Tanaka