Determined to figure out a way to show his large scale landscape photos on the web, photographer David Anthony Hall decided to do something different. With works that are up to 3 meters long or about 9 feet, he knew he had to think “outside-the-box,” ultimately coming up with the idea of building the world's smallest gallery. By reducing the size of his works to a scale of 1:50 and then added in miniature figures, he hopes to show his audience both the scale and size of his images for those looking at them on a standard 17″ computer screen. The website he created is called One2Fifty.com.
“By the very nature of my work scale plays an important factor,” says Hall. "Hanging the images in the wrong space, either too big or too small has a detrimental effect on, not only the image, but how the image makes you feel. Galleries spend a great deal of time and money on trying to get this aspect right and this started me thinking about how I could create the most perfect gallery to hang my work, and also to show the actual size and scale of the work in relation to the people viewing it. With One2Fifty.com I've scaled everything down from three meters to seven centimeters in an attempt to reflect the overall finished size of my work on a computer screen.”
What's immediately striking is the high quality nature of these photos that's filled with miniature models. You can read an exclusive interview he gave with Soura Magazine on this project. Even more fun and interesting is seeing the behind-the-scenes shots of the gallery itself (see below). It's like he has the hand of God!