Slinkachu is a London, UK based photographer.
Slinkachu explains the work by saying, “My ‘Little People Project’ started in 2006. It involves the remodeling and painting of miniature model train set characters, which I then place and leave on the street. It is both a street art installation project and a photography project. The street-based side of my work plays with the notion of surprise and I aim to encourage city-dwellers to be more aware of their surroundings. The scenes I set up, more evident through the photography, and the titles I give these scenes aim to reflect the loneliness and melancholy of living in a big city, almost being lost and overwhelmed. But underneath this, there is always some humor. I want people to be able to empathize with the tiny people in my works.”
"It is nice to see the scale in which Slinkachu works. I enjoy both the humor and the melancholy that simultaneously exists in his photos of little people finding treasure in things dismissed by the larger world."