giant dachshund ‘moves to brooklyn’ in this absurdly out-of-proportion photo series
every year, over 5.5 million children between the ages of one and nine move to a new home in the united states alone. as away to ease the transition for kids who relocate, mitch boyer has realized the book ‘vivian the dog moves to brooklyn’, sharing the story of a giant dog who moves to the city. in the 32 page publication, a sequence of images depict a six-foot tall dachshund walking alongside her ‘human’, passing by familiar sights and scenes from the new york skyline.
the project is meant as away to ease the transition for kids who relocate
as vivian is not actually 6 feet tall in real life, boyer manipulates each photo using the same techniques as movies with visual effects. the compositions commence with a sketch or storyboard of the scene. this initial step is usually very basic — sometimes just a few scribbles to quickly illustrate the idea. next, boyer plans the photo shoot, as some shots require actors, props, camera equipment and lights. finally, as most of the pictures are a composite of multiple photos, the former VFX artist digitally stitches the images together, forming absurdly out-of-proportions iterations of reality.
‘vivian the dog moves to brooklyn’ tells the story of a giant dog who moves to the city
vivian ventures onto the new york city subway system
the giant dachshund emerges from the ‘L’ train station
the oversized vivian takes the sun on a brooklyn beach
the sequence of images depict a six-foot tall dachshund walking alongside her ‘human’
the digital artist manipulates each photo using the same techniques as movies
the photos form absurdly out-of-proportions iterations of reality