By Shannon Lane @shannonroselane

IN A tiny world where you could be attacked by a group of wild gummy bears, giant confectionary isn’t always so sweet

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Black (Jack) Ops

Scottish Artist and Photographer David Gilliver created the sugar series based around retro sweets in November 2016.

Watch out for the ferocious pack of gummy bears

He said: “I grew up eating all of the sweets that you see in these photos and so there was a lot of nostalgia involved for me when making this work.

These children are up to mischief on these sweets towers

“It's also a bonus that I got to eat some of it after I had finished each photoshoot - carefully avoiding eating any of the little people!”

A sweet romance

David has been inventing new scenarios for his small civilisations for over 15 years, since studying Fine Art Photography at the Glasgow School of Art.

This artist is painting an ancient retro artefact

Using sprinkles instead of golf balls, to skating across sherbet flying saucers, his new body of work changes the way we view this well-known confectionary.

David said: “I think certain foods really help illustrate just how tiny these little figurines are.

Lovers on a sugar high

“I love coming up with new ideas for how the figures can interact with the objects they are being photographed alongside, and for some reason sweets have become a real personal favourite of mine.”

These tiny skaters are flying around these saucers

However positioning such tiny figurines, comes with big challenges.

The artist said: “As always, the little people sometimes like to misbehave and end up falling over repeatedly during certain photoshoots.

Hurry, before it melts!

“I always have to be patient though as it is a pretty fiddly process. This just makes the work all the more rewarding for me though once I have finished making it."

Sickly sweet

You can see and purchase David’s ‘Little People' photographs at: