Japanese art director, designer and photographer Tatsuya Tanaka is the man behind the ‘Miniature Calender’.
Tanaka began his collection after a comment on Instagram sparked the idea. He intially constructed the scenes as an interesting way of photographing his diorama dolls, but someone was so impressed they left a message saying: “I want to see the miniature calendar everyday” and the concept was born.
The artist has since created over 1000 individual scenes.
He finds it interesting to liken a larger object to another on a smaller scale, and this is how his original idea has continued to develop over the last four years.
He believes that everyday objects become more fun when imagined in a different way.
Tanaka’s choice of subject matter is universal. He wants his work to be easily understood by people of all ages and nationalities.
And he sometimes includes pop cultural icons.
Tanaka often comes up with his designs during his everyday routine. He stores potential ideas on his iPhone, as well as notes on the materials needed to make them happen.
He says the most challenging aspect of this project is finding the time to make a piece every single day of the year and the constant need to come up with new ideas on a daily basis.
But the project is such a joy he has no intention of stopping any time soon.
Take a look at more of his amazing creations below.