An Indian photographer, Vatsal Kataria is breaking all the stereotypes of conceptual shoots being extremely difficult to manage when it comes to logistics and finances.
He is as good a still photographer as any but specializes in creating miniaturized photography by using very little resources. And he makes up for all the money by pouring all his heart and soul into the projects and create life-like simulations.
These days still photographers use extremely expensive ready to use props and dioramas, but not Kataira.
He revealed his building process in a post on Bored Panda, “I make all the stuff I use in a set of the very minimum resources. I usually use plaster of parts to create mountains or rocks and some old paper to give basic shape of hills. I mainly used polystyrene sheets and mixture of plaster and black paint to make roads”.
“Other things I use are some polystyrene sheets, homemade foliage, baking powder for snow and some paints. I used very basic supplies so that if someone wants to try they can. I also used photoshop to bring out the beauty. So it’s very simple and very exciting.”
He claims that from planning to execution, the whole process takes him just 3 – 15 days, and by the looks of some of his art below, it is sure that creativity doesn’t need money to be expressed in its purest form.