Miniature series entitled “The City” by Lori Nix
I’m a little obsessed with the idea of this equation:
miniature + city + abandoned + vintage + photography = Awesomeness
Lori Nix is often asked questions about the inspiration for her work as well as her working process.
“I have been building dioramas and photographing the results since the early 1990s. As I’ve working through various bodies of work my fabrication skills have improved and my subject matter has become more complex. With The City series I have moved indoors, creating architectural interiors. This has proven most difficult yet most rewarding. Currently it takes about seven months to build a scene and two to three weeks to shoot the final image. I build these in my Brooklyn living room. I have miniature power tools throughout the apartment, a chop saw under the kitchen table, a miniature table saw on top. The computer room doubles as a model mock-up room.”
“As a ‘non-traditional’ photographer (I construct my subject matter rather than go find it) people find it hard to grasp what exactly it is that I do. And the fact that it is all done in front of the camera, with no digital manipulation, adds its own set of challenges. Building materials, lighting, issues of scale and space all become significant when you are recreating the world on a table top.”
One man is equivalent to all Creation.
One man is a World in miniature.