Monday, August 17, 2009

Diorama Photography with a Twist

I am fascinated by all things mini including the amazing photographs of miniatures by Lori Nix. She creates and photographs her own highly-detailed dioramas which bend the line between truth and illusion. Nix's photographs also illustrate her interest in "the disaster movies of the 1970s and her memories of growing up in Kansas." My head is swirling over the patience and talent it must take to create these epic wonders.

With a little imagination and downright eerie sense of curiosity...you can almost place your mini-self in these magnificent images. I'm also having a flashback to Beetle Juice...wasn't that such a great movie?

27 comments:

tara - scoutie girl said...

thanks for sharing this! i am loving the laundromat & the library...i have a thing for disaster/distopic films imagery too!

Amy said...

Great concept. Her work is wonderful. I love the library the best.

katy elliott said...

Wow super cool.

josephine said...

these are so cool! i wonder what she does with the props them when she's done photographing them. it must be a little painful taking them apart.

Krissy said...

Nice! I love the bridge...
(did you go see district 9 and what did you think?)

K.Line said...

Awesome images!

MinervaO said...

Absolutely beautiful images. It's very hard to find amazing photographers out there, and these images and diaramas are just lovely!

Clelia said...

Super-amazing pics... the photographer is really talented.

clelia

Fiesta Lady said...

First two pictures remind me of Five Years, Life without People.
Very interesting

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

*Very* Beetle Juice! And I love that. :-)

Laurie said...

Oh yeah.

montague said...

these photos... wow. they are just amazing. just just amazing.

Kierstin Bridger said...

These are fantastic. love the laundry mat!

Ann Marie said...

these are cool. they remind me of the set up photographers do for the "I Spy" books. I think it would be so much fun to put one together. One man that I read about that does this sort of set-up and photographry, has an entire warehouse of stuff all cataloged. Talk about being a pack rat!

Vivi said...

I love miniatures too - these are amazing!!

Waxy said...

Wow - these are absolutely fantastic! Makes me wonder the stories behind them too - like what is behind the laundromat looking disheveled? You know she had to have had some cool story cooked up in her head behind it...fascinating!

K. Sundari said...

Those waves are just amazing. Very real indeed.

Helena said...

Wow! I've seen the first one before and just assumed that it was real. I'm not sure whether I'm happy (because of the amazing work) or sad (because it's not a real place).

Victoria said...

Amazing work. I really like the Laundromat scene... very eerie.

blossomdaily said...

These are great! I love tiny things! The library is my favorite - I want to go there!

naphtali said...

I think you hit the nail on the head: Patience. The patience it would take to construct these is amazing. Great work!

avant garde said...

amazing to say the least. they remind me too of those davy and goliath shows on t.v. when i was growin up. oh, and beetlejuice was pure genius. tim burton is always amazing with his sets. i've been catching up on a few of your posts and loving all of them, those butterflies in that exhibit below, i would love to have seen those in person! :)

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

That's awesome art. She really done a good job and her concept is gorgeous.

Just dropping by to say "Hi". It's been awhile.

Have a nice day!
/R

limonana said...

ahh! these are so cute! it's amazing how unreal they look...

Down Pillow said...

Woah, that laundrymat picture is amazing. Who am I kidding, they are all unreal!

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

Oh, man, these are so great! The library and the laundromat...oh, brilliant!

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