Visual artist Randy Hage has spent the last 25 years making sets, models and props for the TV/film and small scale hobby industries. Former instructor at FIDM in Los Angeles, teaching set and prop fabrication. Owner of Doll House Lady Miniatures, a retail hobby store that has served small scale enthusiasts since 1986.
Currently working on a personal fine arts project that has been on hold since 2001...Documenting and replicating NYC storefronts that are disappearing due to gentrification and urban renewal.
See recent blog interviews with me at the following links...
You can also view photos of my work at *******www.flickr****/photos/mindseyeminiatures/
Handmade, scratch built, 1/12th scale miniature models. Realistic depictions of New York storefront architecture. Documenting the disappearing structures in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens. Miniature sculptures that replicate the original structures down to the smallest detail.
Storefronts in this video include Donuts Coffee Shop, which was located at Union and 5th in the Park Slope area of Brooklyn, Sandwich Shop which was located at the corner of Hope and Marcy in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Ny, Vesuvio Bakery (now Birdbath bakery) located in Soho on Prince st, NY, and Nick's luncheonette located on 196 Broadway, Williamsburg, NY. Currently working on Ideal Hosiery storefront, Manhattan, NY
Randy Hage is a contemporary visual artist and model maker who is fabricating realistic miniature models of NYC street scenes. His New York inspired miniature sculptures document the changing face of Manhattan and Brooklyn architecture. In particular, the vanishing storefronts of Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Over the past 25 years, Randy has created miniature models for film, television, special effects, stop motion animation, trade show exhibits, museums, and forced perspective effects.