Real-For-Real Miniature Airport
Posted by Scott
Incredible, working model of an airport in miniature. Apparently this is called “real-for-real”, described by CDM as “photographing real-world things, making real things in miniature, and setting the real world into motion”. Second video has some nice making of shots. Can’t even imagine the hours that must have gone into this.
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nick says:September 22, 2011 at 11:27 pm
cool and mesmerizing, but why? how? who? what? why?
Jörg says:September 23, 2011 at 2:52 am
This is a model of Hamburg International Airport (HAM), Hamburg, Germany — my hometown.
jivraj says:September 23, 2011 at 9:22 am
the music kills this. ugh. would’ve been easy to put some brian eno.
ryan says:September 23, 2011 at 11:55 pm
wow that’s a detailed mind at work
fr says:September 24, 2011 at 9:42 am
it’s kind of sad that so much skill, time, and energy went into making something so mundane. They should have made some futuristic fantasy thing or recreated something from the past.
NAVIS says:September 24, 2011 at 4:25 pm
I could sit and watch that for hours. I LOVE airports.
Scott says:September 24, 2011 at 6:38 pm
for sure, almost didn’t post because of the music, but muted and made it through and decided it was visually worth it. should have added a discalaimer…
I think there’s something beautiful about putting so this sort of work and craft into something seemingly mundane, in doing so you sort of transcend the subject. Eggelston’s stuff seems like a sort of related example, treating the everyday as extraordinary. http://blog.iso50.com/24820/william-eggleston/
tobias says:October 1, 2011 at 5:01 am
hey, i life in hamburg germany, i also work at the hamburg international airport, i have to say there are so much similarities between the real sized one! if you’re in hamburg you have to went to a place called “miniatur wunderland” so in english language it’s called miniature wonderland, primarily there sands just H0 miniature trains and landscapes, but the “home town airport” belongs there as well! thx for sharing peace… tobi! btw. cant wait for your new album!