XS- Extra Small

It was a classroom project where I aimed to photograph scale models of cars in self crafted background settings. In low light settings, I wanted to capture the realism in toy photography and how it can appear so life like

I wished to explore miniature photography using low light techniques, and thus began conceptualising and creating background set ups for the shots.The cars were hot wheels editions and I used them for their simplicity. The colours of the cars needed to be bright to stand out even in dim light.

The background I created by hand, with mount board for the first shot, and stuck each tile to give it a realistic appeal. For the second, I created the perception of a dusty road with stones, mud, and the headlights with the help of fairy lights. The shots I then edited on Photoshop and Photoshop Lightroom.

It was a great learning experience. As it took me more than 2000 photographs to correctly get what I had visualised. It took a lot of patience and trial and error to get the desired result. People were appreciative of it.

Niyosha Gandhi