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Mini marvels! Artist creates amazing scenes with tiny figures on everyday objects

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An artist has created a miniature world by pairing tiny figures with everyday objects.

Péter Csákvári spent two years working on ‘Tiny Wasteland’ after he was inspired by his work as a chef and food photographer.

Péter, 29, from Hungary, said: ‘I started my food photographer career there, but I didn’t have much work, so I combined the food photography with these little figures.

‘I found a miniature worker set in a model shop in Guernsey. I put them together with some blueberries, and that was the first picture.’

He said he wanted to create situations that people had never seen before, using mundane objects or diet staples.

Some of the scenes are ever so slightly sinister in mood.

The Budapest-based artist, whose work has already appeared in the Sony World Photography Awards at Somerset House in London, says his strange creations have been well received.

He said: ‘Everyone who has seen them already loves them.

‘They’ve been around the world. One morning I saw my pictures on a Mexican morning TV show, and on the same day my pictures appeared in a magazine in Cuba.’

Péter’s work will be exhibited in Budapest in April.

Tiny Wasteland by Péter Csákvári

Péter said he gets the figures from train model companies, but spends weeks carefully constructing each diorama and setting up the lighting before taking the photographs.
In this shot, a miniature couple sail around a sink full of dirty dishes. (SWNS)

Tiny Wasteland by Péter Csákvári

Some of the scenes are ever so slightly sinister, such as this one which sees a group of pigs on top of raw meat. (SWNS)

Tiny Wasteland by Péter Csákvári

Péter was inspired to create the food-based scenes by his work in restaurants and food photography. (SWNS)

Tiny Wasteland by Péter Csákvári

Péter, from Hungary, said: ‘I found a miniature worker set in a model shop in Guernsey. I put them together with some blueberries, and that was the first picture.’ (SWNS)

Tiny Wasteland by Péter Csákvári

The small scenes feature colourful food and objects. (SWNS)

Tiny Wasteland by Péter Csákvári

Péter often sources his miniature figures from train model companies (SWNS)

Tiny Wasteland by Péter Csákvári

This picture shows a tiny chef presenting equally diminutive – and disgusted – diners with a giant house fly.
‘I want to create situations that we have never seen before,’ said Péter.
‘They are black mirrors.’

Tiny Wasteland by Péter Csákvári

Péter’s work is set to be exhibited in Budapest, where he is based (SWNS)

Tiny Wasteland by Péter Csákvári

Some of the miniature scenes are pretty dark, including this funeral on a fig (SWNS)

Tiny Wasteland by Péter Csákvári

Péter has created a Man vs. Food-inspired nightmare with this interesting perspective shot. (SWNS)

Tiny Wasteland by Péter Csákvári

His work has already been on display in Somerset House in London. (SWNS)

Tiny Wasteland by Péter Csákvári

Tiny Wasteland took two years to create. (SWNS)

Tiny Wasteland by Péter Csákvári

Péter claims the reaction to Tiny Wasteland has been incredibly positive. (SWNS)

Tiny Wasteland by Péter Csákvári

The artist’s aim was to create create situations that people had never seen before using items and foods they see every day. (SWNS)

Tiny Wasteland by Péter Csákvári

Péter’s work has been shown in Cuba, London and Mexico. (SWNS)

Tiny Wasteland by Péter Csákvári

This fun scene sees a flock of sheep being herded on top of a cauliflower. (SWNS)

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