Tourmaline .

Miniature Diorama Photographer

The Paper House

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My sister bought me a pop-up book not too long ago really (meaning I’m presumably too old to fall in love with a pop-up book, but we all know that’s not true). I believe I was in high school, so we’ll say 7 years ago, tentatively. It’s called “A Three-Dimensional Victorian Dollhouse” and it’s not just any pop-up book. open it, and it folds out into an entire house, filled with detailed, gorgeous illustration.

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…and in book form, without being popped out

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I’m not sure what I’ll inevitably do with it photo wise, but for the moment I wanted to use lighting to bring the scenes to life, while still leaving hints of the paper/pop-up construction.


Master Bedroom

Living Room



47 Responses to “The Paper House”

  1. NotAPunkRocker

    So of course my first though was “I wonder how that is in scale to Lego people?” It’s a sickness, really :)

    I do love the house though, great images and creative setup.

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    • Jennifer Nichole Wells

      Haha hmm. Good thought though. I think it might be a tad big for lego people, without having it in front of me, I’d say the toilet is about 2 inches tall. Nothing wrong with having an oversized house though :P

      Thank you so much. On another note, I think lego people would fit on the swing ride in my next post quite nicely.

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      • NotAPunkRocker

        Wheeeee! I like the swing rides too.

        I mentioned to M about trying to do more actual staged pics with our collection. Gonna have to be camera phone only for a while still, but we shall see :)

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    • Jennifer Nichole Wells

      :) ha well, if you’d be content with the mini version, they look like they’re fairly easy to come by on Amazon…a full size version might be a tad more difficult.



  2. lifelessons

    What an amazing gift for you. Your sister knows you well. Clever of you to find a way to add your own touch–i.e. the light, which creates such mood. More playing!!!

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  3. Marie

    I love how you played with the light. It feels as if there is someone with a flashlight searching the next room. Or it it the aura of a long dead person who once lived there? Eerie.

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