‘Plastic Life’: Tiny Plastic People in Big World by Vincent Bousserez
France-based photographer Vincent Bousserez has created a wonderful series called Plastic Life that features tiny figurines interacting with normal-size people and objects.
Vincent came up with the ‘Plastic Life’ series following a trip to a miniature model shop 4 years ago. “It started that day,” said the 36-year-old. “That day I saw miniature trains, houses, trees and I was immediately captured by these little people. I stared at them thinking, I should choose one and shoot him in different places, in different situations. And I did.”
Everything is the wrong way round in Vincent Bousserez’s photographs. People have been replaced by plastic figures of Lilliputian proportions and commonplace things such as cameras, watches and even breasts have become so monstrously huge that they’ve taken over the landscape. But Bousserez’s aim is not merely to be frivolous. This is his attempt at pointed visual satire. “Each photo becomes a poetic and humouristic screenplay which can be interpreted as [a] denunciation of our vices,” he says. And so they can. ‘Plastic Life’ tells witty, barbed tales of lechery, vanity, substance abuse and gluttony that, despite their strangeness, strike a familiar chord.
‘Plastic Life’: Tiny Plastic People in Big World by Vincent Bousserez: