Turkey-based artist Ali Alamedy had been creating miniature sets for seven years when he found documentation of Charles Miner‘s photography studio from the early 1900s. Inspired by the way the sunlight was used to illuminate studio sets, Alamedy decided to build his version in 1:12 scale. The project took him over nine months, using hundreds of feet of wood, and making more than 100 miniature objects designed particularly to fit the era.
Due to few images being available for photography studios at that time, Alamedy read widely to figure out what tools, techniques, styles, and colors were used inside the studios. One of the toughest challenges during the completion of the model was the camera, as each fold in the bellow in real life is just 3 cm. The final 1:12 scale camera has 124 2 mm folds that were all meticulously created by hand.