Small People: The Tiny World of Bettina Güber


Bettina Güber is a talented Germany-based photographer who creates a tiny world of fun-filled adventures with her miniature toy figurines and life-sized props. Calling the project “Small People”, Güber’s tiny and charming characters deal with everyday activities just like the rest of us. Some are having their morning coffee, others are dancing with their friends and one curious character is trying to strike a deal with Death. The difference is that these small people are surrounded by an enormous world. You can see a chef who’s just a speck amongst a pile of lettuce and a waiter ready to serve your wine, on top of a champagne bottle. By using these extreme size disparities, the German artist takes the viewer on a tiny magical adventure through another world.

1. A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do.

A man's got to do what a man's got to do.

2. After the work is done…

After the work is done...

3. Always pay attention!

Always pay attention!

4. And suddenly the cook became a vegetarian…

And suddenly the cook became a vegetarian...

5. Cheers!



6. Cleaning Maniac.

Cleaning Maniac

7. Coffee anyone?

Coffee anyone

8. Death is incorruptible.

Death is incorruptible.

9. Don’t even think about it!!

Don't even think about it!!

10. Hey!! Siesta!!

Hey!! Siesta!!


11. Hmm…where to begin?

Hmm...where to begin

12. Hot, hot, hot…

Hot, hot, hot...

13. Hunter.


14. If it takes so long every morning now – I’ll take the knife again…

If it takes so long every morning now - I'll take the knife again...

15. I’ll go back to sleep…

I'll go back to sleep...

16. Is it art or can I remove it?

Is it art or can I remove it

17. Lately at the pond…

Lately at the pond...

18. Morning Post!!

Morning Post!!

19. Overestimation of one’s own capabilities…

Overestimation of one's own capabilities...

20. pause (break)

pause (break)

21. Peeping Tom

Peeping Tom

22. Run and hide!!!

Run and hide!!!

23. Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.


24. The Diet Police

The Diet Police

25. These tiny people are so useful…

These tiny people are so useful...

26. Very High Heels indeed!

Very High Heels indeed!

27. Waiting for Godot.

Waiting for Godot

28. What a mess!

What a mess!

29. Would you like some meat?

Would you like some meat

30. YEAH!!! Groovy!!!

YEAH!!! Groovy!!!