WATCH: Making Miniature Worlds

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For the past twenty-five years, devout French miniaturist Dan Ohlman has spent his days reconstructing real-life scenes into 1/24th of their actual size.

His keen eye, skilled craftsmanship and passion allows him to recreate even the tiniest details of the life-sized world with perfect execution, creating a surreal optical illusion that anyone can appreciate.


Each scene he creates takes him roughly one year to complete and he has created thirty scenes in his lifetime. Patient and happy, Ohlman shares his thoughts on why he would not want to be doing anything else in the above clip.