Lori Nix Diorama Photography

If you haven’t already heard of NYC based photographer Lori Nix, you’re in for a treat. It is often hard to define what it is she does, because it seems she does everything. Her specialty is dioramas. It often takes her seven months to construct and photograph a scene, so it’s no wonder when viewing her work that it is sometimes hard to tell whether it’s life sized or scale.

In the beginning she built natural landscapes, depicted natural disasters and small town scenery using manufactured railroad enthusiast kits and plastic farm animals.

Later on she began making almost everything by hand. Her scenes vary in size from 50×60 cm, to almost 6 feet in diameter.  Looking at her work, you see a fascination with the apocalypse, natural disaster, inside vs outside, and the absence of humans.  Despite that absence, their existence and imprints are felt in these post-apocalyptic settings.

check out more at www.lorinixphotography.com

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Robyn Germanese

Year Born: 1981
Location: Toronto // How many hours a day are you on the web? 4-8
Last cool project you worked on: Art of Fashion 2012 (Toronto, for Nuit Blanche)
Coolest person you know personally: My mother (she works sometimes 9 jobs at a time, makes Broadway divas look like shrinking violets, and has the best vocabulary.
Best place to eat in your neighborhood: Yukaii (Japanese fusion- they have been closed for a long time due to fire from fire bombings that are frequent in my neighborhood)
Top 3 Places: Oaxaca, Tofino, my bed
Next destination: Italy, Scotland, Australia
Generation favorite: for fashion, art and music it changes all the time, but if I had to choose one it would be 1940s.

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