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Photos of marvelous miniature models are on view at a free party in Brooklyn tomorrow

Howard Halle

Chelsea Cates works at an arts organization while Quinn Corbin works in theater. Together, however, they find a creative outlet outside their day jobs as C+C Mini Factory, making shoebox-size scenes that they shoot later as color photographs. They use toy figures—mostly of animals—as foreground subjects, completing the rest of their lilliputian worlds with such everyday materials as construction paper and cotton balls. The results range from the surreal and fanciful to straight-forward displays that would fit right in at the American Museum of Natural History, if the place were the size of a dollhouse. It’s no surprise, then, that the pair have a sizable following on Instagram, where they post their images. If you want to see the photos in the flesh, C+C Mini Factory will be having a one night only exhibit tomorrow as part of the opening festivities for the Brooklyn Comedy Festival. The show opens 6pm at Cloud City, 85 North First Street in Williamsburg. But if you can’t wait until then, here’s small selection of their diminutive dioramas.


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