The Miniature Calendar

What started out with a piece of Broccoli has now quite literally turned into 365 days a year project for artist and photographer Tatsuya Tanaka. He takes everyday objects and interjects tiny miniature figures to create a bigger picture. It’s fun, imaginative and guaranteed to put a smile on your face every day.

Everyone must have seen an everyday object before, and interpreted it as something completely different, or could have imagined it in a completely different scenario.  Take for example leaves floating on the surface of water.  These could easily look like little boats on a sea or ocean if you just use a little bit of imagination.

Japanese artist and photographer Tatsuya Tanaka had similar visions like that whilst observing a few pieces of Broccoli on his plate of food one day. He thought to himself how much it looked like a forest of trees.  Then he had an idea.
What if you could depict everyday objects but show them from a miniature perspective?

What he did was put together a series of photographs that primarily depict diorama-style figures surrounded by daily necessities. 
However, such were the ideas and options available to Tatsuya that he turned it into a project that brings us one new picture a day, as he updates his Website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts 365 days a year.

They are imaginative and fun, and very addictive to look at, and that sits brilliantly with Tanaka…
“It would be great if you can use the pictures to add a little enjoyment to your everyday life.”

Having been doing this for almost 7 years now, the total number of images now stands at more than 2,200, of which there’s a handful of them shown below which includes everyday objects such as a brush, sponge, pint, slippers, a phone, ice cream, razor and pegs. You could say it’s a miniature miniature selection.