British street artist Sinkachu recently made his American debut with a show at Soho’s Broome Street Gallery, and ANIMAL was there to document the proceedings, interviewing the artist about how he makes his trademark miniature figurines, the intersection of art and commerce, and the ironic message in the forward to his new book.

Global Model Village, Slinkachu’s latest book of photography, was released September 13. His work will be on display at Broome Street Gallery until October 7.