Felix Hernandez Rodriquez's Awesome Images Are Created By Photographing Small Toys (VIDEO)

You know the old adage “The photographer with the best toys wins?” Well, Mexican shooter Felix Hernandez Rodriquez is doing just that by using tiny toys to create some very impactful and semi-realistic images.

Rodriquez, who calls his work “Dream Photography,” is an accomplished commercial photographer who hasn’t quite given up on playing with toys—as far as his images are concerned. 

In a story we saw in Design Plus Magazine (that’s making the rounds on Facebook), Rodriguez explains, “Scale is one of the most important aspects of my photography," adding that his vision is to capture “not what exists there, but to portray what exists in my imagination.”

His technique involves moving in tight with a macro lens, then stacking and merging multiple images to achieve a wider focus. To enhance his scenes he uses corn flour for desert sand, white flour for snow, and cigarette smoke to add mist or fog. For water droplets corn syrup does the trick.

You can watch a video of the process at the bottom of this story.

It’s a somewhat painstaking method, but we encourage you to give it a try and share your results in Shutterbug’s online Galleries.

You can view more fine work from Felix Hernandez Rodriquez at 500px.