Plug Promotions are an organisation lead and run by young volunteers. They work together to provide opportunities for local, upcoming artists to fulfill their talents.

This summer the team decided to expand their horizons and took to the streets of Edinburgh Fringe Festival. They captured the sites and sounds of the event, in a series of photographs. The idea was to create an exhibition that showcased a miniature version of the festival, using N gauge model people.

The Plug team travelled around the city finding unpredictable places for their miniature people to be displayed. When unsuspecting passers by caught a glimpse of the scenes, an intriguing new miniature Fringe festival was revealed.

The pictures were taken using a technique called macro photography. This consists of taking pictures of very small objects in a lot of detail. The frame takes time and precision to set up, as it is important to get the correct depth of field and focus for the photograph.

This short video gives a sneak peak into the work that went into creating these exciting pieces. It also puts in to perspective the scale of the little people, for many the realisation of their size makes the photographs even more impressive.

‘Pocket-sized’ documents Plug Promotions adventure at Edinburgh Fringe Festival!

Plug Promotions are funded by Nottinghamshire County Council, receiving an annual budget to develop and host art, music and creative events. To contact Plug Promotions or for more information go to their website

With thanks too..

County Youth Arts

Music by Jimmy Power

Lead Artist - Urban Projections

Jen Saint
Mellonie Page

Plug Promotions as a Team

Plug Members:
Hannah Barrowcliff
Charlotte Morley
Eva Lightfoot
Ryan Calvet - Cousins
Adrian Rayworth
Stephen Yemm
Josh Thrower

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