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Tiny People Cutout of Paper Star in Delightfully Amusing Tales

Miami-based filmmaker Jorge Miranda works with miniature paper dolls to create whimsical scenes that are captured on camera and shared on Instagram. Using tiny cut-outs of photographed people, he places them in amusing situations that have the appearance of black and white film stills. We see one man jumping onto a larger-than-life spoon that sends another bearded gentleman soaring into the sky. Attitcus Finch, a famous character from literature's To Kill a Mockingbird, also makes a debut in Miranda's series and appropriately clutches onto the turning page of a book.

Working with these dolls and everyday objects is a way for the filmmaker to exercise his creativity. “These photos have become for me a faster way to express my ideas with actors that don't complain and don't need to get paid,” Miranda says. His images seem to make up digital sketchbook, cataloging concepts that could eventually appear in more polished projects.

Jorge Miranda Instagram
via [Instagram blog]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. 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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