The City: Dioramas by Lori Nix
A continuation of the series consisting of post-apocalyptic, urban scenes meticulously created in her studio then photographed with an 8 x 10-inch view camera.
I am often asked questions about the inspiration for my work as well as my working process. 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.