The next time you think you need fancy materials to create art that excites, just remember the name Kouichi Chiba. The Japanese photographer from Shizuoka has captured the hearts and minds of the curators of 500px who recently featured them on their blog. Chiba creates simple characters, cut out of paper, and places them around the city or in nature. Whether they're relaxing on a hammock or flying through the sky, these little characters seem to be having the time of their lives.
Kouichi Chiba: 500px