Miniature iPhone People (4 scenes)

The miniature people are back, and this time they’re seen lounging around their newest hangout — the iPhone!

From playing golf to laying out at the pool, Austin-based app designer JD Hancock uses an iPhone screen as part of the backdrop for this clever series.

“I”ve always been fascinated by models and other ‘small scale’ things,” says Hancock. “I have two running series – Little Dudes and Stormtroopers – that reflect this interest. I am a recovering pack rat, and as I uncover interesting bits from my past I often document them. I’m also a sucker for a good hero story.”

JD Hancock’s flickr photostream

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