Midget Worlds Digitally Built Up From Hundreds of Photographs by Catherine Nelson

Sydney-based artist Catherine Nelson just can’t imagine memorizing our beautiful world as a simple photograph. Instead of that she digitally combines tons of photos taken in nature into one spectacular image.

“Future Memories” is a project containing 20 stunning miniature planets full of amazing captured views from all around the globe. We could call Nelson an expert in her field, but even for a professional it takes even a month for a single work to stitch every pixel of a photo and mix them up using a vast variety of visual effects. It is hard to believe these masterpieces are even 40×40” (100x100cm) of resolution so probably you won’t even be able to see all the details. Artist worked with lots of famous films like Harry Potter, 300 and many more. The most suprising feature is that all the globes are only photo-based. You won’t find a single object made with a computer here.

I guess the best way to show what Catherine means by her works is to see what does she personally think : “I felt that taking a picture that represented only what was within the frame of the lens wasn’t expressing my personal and inner experience of the world around me.  With the eye and training of a painter and with years of experience behind me in film visual effects, I began to take my photos to another level.” Not content to passively observe the world around her, she manipulates real-life objects into fantastical planets.