Using modern technology as his backdrop, Mark Crummett composes incredible photographs with miniature figures. He writes about his work:
These people are surrounded by technology, technology has become their environment, and that’s where we are too. Technology has become so integrated that it’s second nature to us.
Does anyone apart from me remember Belle & Sebastian? Not the band, the other one. No, not the kids book either, the other other one. This one.
It was one of what I would like to think was a golden age of crazy European and European/Japanese co-productions that were serialized over many many weeks on kids TV and included Dogtanian and the Three Muskahounds, The Mysterious Cities of Gold, and Around the World with Willy Fog. I suspect that viewing them now would shatter some rose tinted memories, but I remember enjoying all of them along with the aforementioned Belle and Sebastian.
The reason for this long preamble is that when Jon at iam8bit got in touch and asked if I wanted to contribute to his Nickelodeon tribute show (currently showing at their LA gallery) I jumped at the chance without really having a lot of experience of the channel past bits of their original programming which drifted across the pond. Luckily it turned out that they broadcast a bunch of shows that I had watched as a youngun and so, well, you can see the print above.
Printed as ever by Parliament of Feathers and available in an edition of 30 from iam8bit (and a bunch have gone already so dont sleep on them) alongside a bunch more excellent art for the show from the likes of personal faves Jim Mahfood, Amanda Visell and Aled Lewis.
Doesn’t hurt to try,
Don’t cost to dream,
Life ain’t cheap,
Never fails to listen,
And this is a give & take world, what you take you will give back one way or another.