Artist Shrinks Iconic Television Sets Into Perfectly Crafted Miniature Scenes

Miniature Scene

At first glance, it appears that these sets of famous TV shows are simply photographs of the actual shooting locations. But take a closer look. You’ll realize that Jerry Seinfeld’s kitchen, Monica and Rachel’s living room, and other iconic locations from popular shows and movies are all done in miniature scale.

Artist Bridget McCarty is the person behind these creations, and her attention to detail is nothing short of amazing. McCarty has not only matched paint but she's also included tiny (tiny) versions of the items that make these sets so memorable. For the apartment on Friends, for instance, it’s the gold picture frame around the peephole—something that likely fits on the tip of your finger—that helps bring the piece to life.

“I’ve been a miniature artist since I was 22 and it has been my full-time job since then,” McCarty tells My Modern Met. “I have always wanted to be transported away to a magical world and this was my way of creating that.” It’s no surprise that many hours go into one piece, and a scene can take anywhere from weeks to a month. After it's complete, McCarty films videos of a place in action. In a video of Seinfeld’s apartment, she shows a bag of chips (cleverly created using pepper seeds) being poured out of the bag and into a very small bowl.

Scroll down to see more of McCarty’s work and get a behind-the-scenes look at her incredible pieces.

Artist Bridget McCarty creates amazing miniature replicas of beloved television shows and film sets.


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In addition to television shows and movie sets, McCarty also creates scenes from everyday life.

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My Modern Met granted permission to feature photos by Bridget McCarty.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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