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Global Model Village is a very metaphorical little book that makes you think.
Using model people and everyday objects as props, photographer Slinkachu depicts the world according to little plastic model people, using them to represent current and past issues within our society.
The book contains little wording apart from the introduction, which provides a very bleak explanation of what the world is like for us 'little people'. It then jumps straight into these pictures of model people, who speak volumes about our society.
From a tiny french waiter whose restaurant is a half eaten croissant tossed on the floor outside a cafe, to a group of people mining grit out of a puddle, this book is full of quirky and inventive little scenes.
The left hand page of each spread is a wide angle image, of the general area where the little model people are, and it is fun sometimes to try and spot them within the wider context. The right hand page is a more zoomed in image, showing your the figures in detail, and they are really fun to look at. Each double page spread has a caption, that can be interpreted as you wish, and really gets you thinking about what the image is representing.
The book also includes some fold out pages, which adds an extra dimension.
Not all of the images are fun, some are quite depressing and sometimes a bit shocking, but they all reach out to you and have a message that can be related to. This book is definitely an interesting one to look through.