“Likeness” is an Instagram specific photo project by celebrity photographer Chris Buck, in which he poses a 3D-printed miniature version of himself that he had created with a DOOB printer, in interesting situations with unusual characters. Buck told Time that the miniature represents the events of his own life, but even more so.
The pictures are a decent reflection of my life. When I fly, he flies. If I’m at the playground with my daughter, he joins me there. He goes deeper than me of course, and that’s where it gets interesting. I’m the puppet-master, but the puppet gets to have a lot more fun than the guy who pulls the strings. …For most people, Instagram is a fun low-key place to show what you’ve been up to, so I’m doing that in my own weird meta way – a photographer has a 3D photograph of himself and shoots selfies with him.
photos by Chris Buck