Tilt Shift photography, a camera technique that results in the illusion of miniaturized subjects, has been a trend for a little while, but it still continues to impress me. The only place I’ve actually seen it in use commercially is in the opening credits of Dollhouse, where I think it makes perfect sense conceptually. But plenty of artists are experimenting with the technique in their personal work.
If you’d like to see more, Smashing Magazine did a round-up of some great examples last year and there is a wealth of examples on flickr. And if you’d like to try it yourself but lack the proper equipment, there are actually quite a few online and iPhone applications that promise to create the same effect—check here, here or here. I haven’t tried any of them personally, but it’s worth a shot.