Photography Dioramas by Lori Nix 2

Map Room 2010 by Lori Nix

Lori Nix was born in Kansas and started building and photographing dioramas in the early 1990’s. Her early scenes often incorporated railroad models and other manufactured items, however in her more recent work she builds most of the dioramas by hand. Her influences vary widely from painters of the Hudson River School to the photographer Andreas Gursky to natural disasters such as storms and tornadoes to disaster flicks like “Planet of the Apes” and the “Towering Inferno.” She describes her latest series The City started in 2005:

I have imagined a city of our future, where something either natural or as the result of mankind, has emptied the city of it’s human inhabitants. Art museums, Broadway theaters, laundromats and bars no longer function. The walls are deteriorating, the ceilings are falling in, the structures barely stand, yet Mother Nature is slowly taking them over.

The craft, artistry, and detail in Nix’s creations is captivating.

Map Room 2010 by Lori Nix

Map Room 2010 by Lori Nix

 

Clock Tower 2005 by Lori Nix

Clock Tower 2005 by Lori Nix

 

Aquarium 2007 by Lori Nix

Aquarium 2007 by Lori Nix

 

Library 2007 by Lori Nix

Library 2007 by Lori Nix

 

Laundromat 2008 by Lori Nix

Laundromat 2008 by Lori Nix

 

Beauty Shop 2010 by Lori Nix

Beauty Shop 2010 by Lori Nix

 

Fountain 2008 by Lori Nix

Fountain 2008 by Lori Nix

 

Vacuum Showroom 2006 by Lori Nix

Vacuum Showroom 2006 by Lori Nix

 

Bar 2009 by Lori Nix

Bar 2009 by Lori Nix

 

Control Room 2010 by Lori Nix

Control Room 2010 by Lori Nix

 

Junkyard 2003 by Lori Nix

Junkyard 2003 by Lori Nix

 

Circleville 2000 by Lori Nix

Circleville 2000 by Lori Nix

 

Bounty 2004 by Lori Nix

Bounty 2004 by Lori Nix

 

Treehouse 2004 by Lori Nix

Treehouse 2004 by Lori Nix

 

Plane 1998 by Lori Nix

Plane 1998 by Lori Nix

 

Ice Storm 1999 by Lori Nix

Ice Storm 1999 by Lori Nix

 

Birds in Flight 2001 by Lori Nix

Birds in Flight 2001 by Lori Nix

 

Bicycle 2001 by Lori Nix

Bicycle 2001 by Lori Nix

 

Insect Infestation 1998 by Lori Nix

Insect Infestation 1998 by Lori Nix

 

Uranium Extraction Plant 2000 by Lori Nix

Uranium Extraction Plant 2000 by Lori Nix

 

Floater 2001 by Lori Nix

Floater 2001 by Lori Nix

 


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