Making Of Un Petit Monde
Kurt uses 1:87 or "HO" scale miniatures figures and props for all of the scenes that he shoots. The figures (about two centimeters in height) are photographed on location in real world environments.
The lens he currently uses to shoot the scenes is a 15mm "fisheye" lens. This allows him to get very close to his subjects and still capture a substantial amount of the background to help give the scene context.
We do not make the miniatures ourselves, we purchase them from hobby shops and online retailers. Although the figures and vehicles are pre-made, Kurt routinely modifies them to fit a scene he has in mind.
Although we would never consider ourselves to be "adventure photographers", we do routinely shoot in difficult or challenging environments.