Vatsal Kataria is a New Delhi-based commercial photographer and creative director. He loves doing conceptual photoshoots and his forte lies in miniature photography. His photos look like they’ve been shot at exotic locations on a high budget, but they’re actually small scale models and landscapes made to look like the real thing.
Kataria doesn’t use expensive props or dioramas. He creates the entire set on his own using minimal resources. He uses plaster of Paris to create mountains and rocks and old paper to create the basic shapes of hills. He uses polystyrene sheets and a mixture of plaster and black paint to make roads. Snow is created with polystyrene sheets, homemade foliage, baking powder and paint. Kataria also uses Photoshop to retouch and enhance his images. Each project takes him 3 – 15 days from planning to execution. Check out his work below.
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