London-based advertising photographer Andy Rudak just got finished with a new project – that he considers personal, creating canvases from cities like New York, Paris, Tokyo, & Mumbai out of paper cardboard. After almost a full year of research, planning, design, and building, Rudak, along with a team including set-builder Luke Aan de Wiel, completed the new plateaus, each about 4-5 feet high, the miniature sets appear almost realistic through the amazing cityscape details as well as Rudak’s creative framing skills and manipulation of perspective.
Along with getting you to admire the artistry of the landscapes, Rudak wanted you to feel an emotional calming attachment to the images you were seeing. That is why the animals are present in the Andy Rudak Cardboard Cities scenarios. They add comfort to what could have been eerie photos of colorless dilapidated buildings.