Little People in the City brings together the collected photographs of Slinkachu, a street-artist who for several years has been leaving little hand-painted people in the bustling city to fend for themselves, waiting to be discovered. . .
This was something I had heard of, via a TV report.. it caught my interest then, so I was keen to take a look at the book. It certainly doesn’t disappoint, offering a varied selection of his little people. Each one is shown close up, then in it’s surroundings, so you get an idea of both.
I think finding one of these little creations ‘in the flesh’ would be would be fascinating, but this book is certainly the next best thing. It should appeal to many people – those interested in the art form will enjoy studying this selection in detail, and it’s also a good ‘coffee table book’, which people will want to pick up and discuss. It’s hardback format also makes it a good gift idea.
Little People in the City is published by panmacmillan
05/09/08 £10 hardback