A visit to the Brooklyn studio of Lori Nix who photographs epic scenes of destruction and grandeur, natural wonders and glittering metropolises, magnificent architecture and heroic landscapes that all have one thing in common—they’re all fake. Lori gives us a tour behind the artifice, showing us how she meticulously crafts the miniature sets using found objects and model-making materials.
Abandoned clock tower, actually a miniature diorama by Lori Nix! Would love to live here. Also, one adventurous raccoon.
Lori Nix is a New York based photographer who specializes in constructing dioramas and photographing the results.
It should be evident by now that Lori Nix, while being a favorite of the Diorama blog, is also undisputed master of miniature dioramas.
You are not alone stephaniericci!
Photographer Lori Nix
I was having a hard time trying to decide which image to post. All of the images in her series The City are quite amazing. At first I was intrigued as to where she stumbled upon these places, however, after reading through her website I’ve found that they are dioramas that she had constructed and photographed.
While we’re on the subject of Lori Nix!
From the Photo Booth blog:
Lori Nix is chief architect and urban planner of her own little ghost town, founded in 2005 and known as The City. The City has a library, a botanic garden, a church, a bar, and even a laundromat—almost everything a proper metropolis needs, except for people. Nix’s highly detailed dioramas are meticulously crafted by hand, out of foam, wood, paper, plastic, and found materials, but they show a world in decay, where nature is once again taking over.
Once a room is built (which takes up to seven months), Nix takes photographs of her imagined post-human future with a machine from the past: an 8 x 10 film camera. Though the scenes are apocalyptic, they nonetheless evince a sense of whimsy and wonder; even if humans have left the building, life still flourishes.
View the full slide show.
Glad to see the Newyorker getting hip to dioramas!
parade by lori nix