Tilt-shift photography is nothing new, but it’s always refreshing to see photographers who use this technique to transform familiar places, like San Francisco, into toy cities. Photographer James D. Lee from Oakland used actual tilt-shift lenses to shoot these incredible photos, rather than rely on post-processing software. “I completed this project while working full-time marketing/photography positions. Using the ’tilt’ feature of the TS-E gives the photographer control over the plane of focus angle. An easy way to visualize this can be achieved by holding a piece of paper out in front of you and imagining that it is the angle of the camera’s sensor,” said Lee. Continue reading for more shots that make the city look like a miniature playground.