It’s a small world – man creates incredible miniature dolls houses
It’s a small world! These incredible scenes like good enough to be real, that is until you take a step back.
The settings are in fact intricately detailed dioramas, which are so good that there are even tiny portraits hanging from the walls.
The meticulous painting projects usually require miniaturist Ali Alammeedee, 33, from Kerbala, Iraq, to spend two to three months patiently painting every inch of the settings and are made using hundreds of metres of wood, plastic and copper.
For the project, which shows a photography studio from the 1900s, Ali carefully researches every item that will eventually comprise part of the diorama in order to make sure it is historically accurate.
Ali said: “For the dioramas I am very careful to research all aspects of the project as I want to make sure it is accurate.
“But sometimes it can be very hard to get it right – in this case there weren’t many photographs or photography studios from the period and what there was wasn’t in the best custody.
“I had to read about photography and photographers at the time and try to find photos of them in their studios.
“I also tried to research the tools, techniques, styles and colours that they used in their studios to try and make it more authentic.
“The hardest part of the dioramas is being able to recall the spirit of the place on such a small scale. After reading lots of articles and looking through hundreds of photos, I built a large picture up – the diorama is the product of all that.”