We have all wondered what happens when we leave for school or work and close our apartment doors. Do our pets or even objects in our apartment have secret lives? If so, how would their ordinary day look when we don’t see them? These kind of thoughts and speculations have inspired many hit movies like ‘Toy Story’, ‘The Secret Life of Pets’, ‘Cats & Dogs’ and many more. And while you probably have seen them, this time we have something different for you to unleash your creative mind!
Indian artist Raaj Dey, also known as shutterbug__raaj on Instagram, created a funny series for those of you who are curious about the secret life of… matchsticks! The artist hilariously shows their everyday lives and struggles as if they were real human beings living the best of their lives. It may sound funny but actually matchsticks are the perfect protagonists who not only overcome their struggles but also fight real evil like bad habits such as smoking or social problems such as sexual assault.
“I follow many photographers from India and around the world. I often view every detail of their photographs and then create these works with matchsticks” – the artist told Bored Panda. We are sure that all these photographers have amazing works to show us, however, this artist definitely stands out of the crowd. So we invite you to step inside the surreal and secret life of matchsticks!