The recreated world of Lori Nix
It’s not often that I find myself “transported” into someone else’s world, which is odd since it’s my favorite recreational activity! The World of Lori Nix is full of fascination and curious stories, told with a whimsy sense of humor and a lot of patience. Dealing with themes such as the apocalypse, danger and disaster, looking at some of her photos you might think these are left over decors from big-budget 70’s Sci-Fi movies or from David Lynch’s twisted Americana scenes, and actually that could have been be true. Indeed patience and dedication are what one would need to create such stories, since Lori’s scenarios are built by hand from scratch in small sizes. Yes these are miniature dioramas she built in her home, sized from about 1 to 2 meters in diameter, shot on a 8×10 large format camera, taking on average 7 months to complete till she reaches the right results. And as you can see, the results are spectacular!
Here’s a small selection of images from her work.
And go see more of her work on her website.
About her inspiration behind her latest body of work ‘The City’.
My strength lies in my ability to build and construct my world rather than seek out an existing world. Inspiration comes from reading the daily newspaper The New York Times, science fiction paperbacks and magazine articles. I get most of my ideas during my morning subway commute from Brooklyn to Manhattan to go to my day job. Something about the morning light, the rocking of the subway, seeing the cityscape pass by opens my mind up to inspiration. I then research my ideas on the internet, buy reference books, then start sketching out the diorama. Sometimes I let months pass before beginning work, other times I start immediately. It all depends on how fully defined the image is in my head.