the summer edition of elephant magazine features a lot of great artists. in the research chapter, marc valli focuses on various visual artists that miniaturize reality. a concept that he describes as “microworlds”. one of the artists is doctor & photographer jonah samson. he builds his miniature sets and photographs them in a über-realistic way creating stories that catch your attention. hence the title of the features series: sex & violence run rampant in a small town called pleasantville!