This is a photo of a tree. So what? Well, to begin with, it's not a real tree, and in fact it's super tiny. You can find lots of such cute little things at Musée Miniature et Cinéma in Lyon, France. And it's not just single objects, it's entire rooms and buildings looking extremely realistic in photos that one could barely say that it's a miniature. Dan Ohlmann is an artist and a magician who creats all these ultra-realistic scenes and builds miniatures to invite viewers to discover or re-experience different settings and environments from everyday life.
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Dan Ohlmann's second mission is to offer film studios, film museums, directors and collectors a restoration workshop that can breathe new life into film props that have broken or deteriorated over time. Here you can find some recognisable pieces such as one of the original study moquettes of the space shuttle used for shooting the legendary opening sequence of "2001: A Space Odyssey" (1968), or a famous Marty McFly's hover board from "Back to the Future, Part II" (1989), etc. Moreover, Dan Ohlmann has been collecting and other cinema artefacts such as production design drawings and story boards from different films: "Matrix" (1999), "Troy" (2004), "Spider Man-2" (2004), "Independence Day" (1996), etc.
A true gem of the collection is the original set decorations from "Perfume: The Story of a Murderer", a 2006 German period psychological crime thriller film directed by Tom Tykwer, but when you look at the photo you could barely say if it's original or miniature...
As Dan Ohlmann says he particularly appreciates the two immersive arts of miniatures and film special effects because they play with reality, subterfuge and trompe l'oeils!