Boston-based artist Daniel Barreto has used his skilled hand to craftily transform images of trees into enchanting dwellings for miniature creatures. The 21-year-old’s Woodhouses series is comprised of five separate images, three of which are eerily eye-catching gifs, that transport the viewer’s mind to a magical land where fairies and elves have settled in our natural forests.
The photo manipulations are just subtle enough, with a light flickering on through windows and doors, to pique one’s interest. Even the images that are not animated draw one’s attention with their clever combinations of nature and miniature architecture. They create the illusion of residence for tiny people. Perhaps there are even some elves baking up some cookies and snacks in them.