Some of them take as little as a week to complete, and Eddie says that sometimes he manages to complete 5-6 of them in a month.
Eddie Putera always has a story to tell and creating miniature dioramas was the perfect way to visualize those tales. He built his first diorama about 3 years ago after realizing that the subjects of his works need a physical background to fully explore their history and context. Some of his miniatures are recreated completely from memory, as a way to honor and relive moments from Putera’s past. It’s especially difficult as some of the scenes no longer exist in the real world, so he has to either ask for his family’s input or try his best to remember the specifics.
Attention to detail and the ability to recreate various textures and objects make his dioramas extremely realistic, so it’s no wonder that his painstaking work attracted people’s attention. The artist not only sells his work, people mostly buy them as gifts, but also takes requests. On one occasion, a customer asked Putera to recreate his grandfather’s village and his old Volkswagen car. “The customer gave it to his grandfather as an anniversary gift and his grandfather shed tears looking at the diorama,” Putera told xtra.
Eddie Putera’s miniatures are truly impressive and we surely had to do a double take at some of the dioramas to make sure they weren’t photographs of real-life buildings. So scroll down, see for yourself and tell us what you think!
Eddie Putera is a Malaysian artist who combines his photography skills with miniature modeling to create stunning dioramas
The artist’s work is characterized by urban scenes and rustic finish
Putera says that he started creating dioramas to tell a story
Many people buy them as gifts, or request customized sets
A lot of his work features living spaces, overtaken by greenery
Though sometimes his miniatures look like straight from a post-apocalyptic sci-fi movie
The juxtaposition of nature and machine is a frequent theme in Putera’s work
And he perfectly recreates all textures, like sea waves crashing
Although people are not a frequent motif in his miniatures, Putera sometimes features them in living spaces
Watch this video about his work and the process behind it