Incredible Miniature Worlds of Food Explored by Tiny People

If you were born in the 80’s you definitely remember the movie Honey I Shrunk The Kids. These miniature worlds created by photographers Pierre Javelle and Akiko Ida bring me back to my childhood.

Pierre Javelle and Akiko Ida have been photographing a series of miniature worlds called MINIMIAM. They combine miniature figurines and various kinds of food in this surreal miniature landscape. MINIMIAM is a play on words that pairs miniature and “yummy” (miam in French). The project has been ongoing since 2002 and was inspired by the married couple’s profession as commercial food photographers. “We’re both food photographer in our daily work, and we’re both quite crazy about cooking, eating and everything about food,” says Ida. “So when we started this small people series, naturally we created the stories related to the food.”

How are these miniature worlds created?

The tiny people that inhabit these miniature worlds are taken from train model sets which are generally 1/87 scale. The MINIMIAM series has now grown to include 60 miniature sets that these tiny people can explore. You can see more of their miniature worlds over at MINIMIAM, or view it up close at the International Agriculture Show in Paris in[Source]

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Written by Adrian Martinez

I'm an Art Director based in Toronto, Canada with over 10 years of industry experience. This is both my design blog and my digital playground. Head on over to HireAdrian.com  to view my work or connect with me on Linkedin. 

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