Un Petit Monde turned 5 this month! Kurt and I were reminiscing about how the project started one late afternoon in June 2010. For those of you who never heard the beginnings of Un Petit Monde...I'll let Kurt tell the story:
"Edwige was out working in the garden one evening and I was not too far from her photographing macros of insects and plants. She dug up a June bug and as I was photographing it she suggested I get one of the HO scale figures I had as a child and place it next to the June bug to photograph it. The rest is history."
Since the inception of the project, Kurt has grown both his technique and style but has stayed true to his original vision.
"I guess coming from a background of editorial and landscape photography I still have the drive to document things in their natural environment but with a whimsical touch. We can take ourselves a little too serious at times and photographing miniatures in the natural world is a great way for me to express myself artistically."
To commemorate the event, Kurt pulled out of the Un Petit Monde vault some of his earlier work and made the prints available for purchase in our online store until the end of June. Click here.