Tiny Egypt is a personal, self-directed project. Having spent time photographing objects, picking details out of papyri and shooting very tiny amulets with a macro lens, I’ve come to realised that there’s a whole tiny world there waiting to be discovered.

From previously unnoticed scribal errors to the amazing detail in amulets only a couple of centimetres big, I’ve been continuously surprised by what I’ve been finding with my macro lens. As objects at this scale are so easily overlooked in display cases, I want to spend time photographing them and giving them a space in which to show off.



  • Project type: Artefact photography
  • Skills needed: Macro photography, Photoshop, focus stacking
  • Working with: The Garstang Museum of Archaeology, Liverpool
  • Project year: Ongoing
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