The Minituralist Photography of Slinkachu


Slinkachu is a UK-based street miniaturalist and photographer who leaves tiny installations that he creates using miniature model train set pieces all over the world for the pleasure of those observant enough to take notice. Some are violent, others are lonely and romantic, as if they know they’re insignificantly tiny and doomed to be stepped on.

“The scenes I set up, more evident through the photography, and the titles I give these scenes aim to reflect the loneliness and melancholy of living in a big city, almost being lost and overwhelmed,” he explains. “But underneath this, there is always some humor. I want people to be able to empathize with the tiny people in my works.” Click through to peruse some of our favorites.

Relics – Belsay Hall, Newcastle, UK

Wet ‘n’ Wild – Grottaglie, Italy

Watch the video to see Slinkachu install Wet ‘n’ Wild, and the accompanying soundtrack.

Wish You Were Here – Belsay Hall, Newcastle, UK

The High Life – Grottaglie, Italy. Made for the 2010 Fame Festival. Prints available here.

What Brings Us Together and What Keeps Us Apart – Grottaglie, Italy. Also part of the Fame Festival.

The Sights – The Acropolis, Athens, Greece

Wonderland – Battersea Park, London

Crappy Christmas – Old Street area, London

Office Politics

Bathroom Attendant