We’ve talked about tilt shift images before, where the photographer uses selective focus and a titled shot angle or special lens to make a regular-sized image appear to be only a model. But the Big Money Project takes the tilt shift process a step further by placing ordinary objects beside a giant coin that immediately provides a recognizable miniature scale in our mind. The result is a delightful selection of every day objects that suddenly look unarguably tiny.
The coin, made from painted and lacquered wood, was created at a 20:1 scale to an ordinary 50 cent Euro piece, meaning everything appears to be 20 times smaller than it is in actuality.
The Skrekkogle art design group responsible only made one coin so far, but they say they may make more and put them up for sale if they get enough requests. So, if you want to be able to make your own images like these, you’d better head over to their site and start asking them to sell you one.
In the meanwhile, here are a few images showing what it took to make the original coin.
What do you guys think, would you be interested in purchasing your own giant coin so you could make your own cool illusions? I’m sure it would also make a great conversation starter while sitting around your home between uses.