An amalgam of sculptural process and painterly design her uncanny photographs document meticulously constructed dioramas that she builds with the help of her partner. Their work has primarily been the subject matter for their fine art photography.
Drawing inspiration from the romantic painters of the 19th century nix embraces the power of nature and indulges in the sublimity of ruins.
Lori nix photography. Lori nix was born in kansas and started building and photographing dioramas in the early 1990 s. Lori nix kathleen gerber photographs. New york based photographer lori nix creates photographs of dramatic miniature architectural dioramas of dystopian architectural exteriors and interiors.
After constructing her intricate and uncanny dioramas nix starts in on bringing them to life with her camera. Lori nix is an american photographer whose visions of the apocalypse resulted in amazingly detailed photographs of chaotic or abandoned worlds and strange mutant flora and fauna the artist spends time in her brooklyn studio meticulously building dioramas that mimic tiny worlds on the verge of destruction made of paper cardboard and foam and she paints them over in an unbelievably realistic way. Lori nix and kathleen gerber have collaborated on dioramas and miniatures for over twenty years.
She uses this background to hand construct her scenery. Nix was born in norton ks and attended college at ohio university where she studied ceramics and photography. Lori nix s photographs picture life on earth after the fall of human civilization.
Their images of faux landscapes and gritty urban interiors have gained wide acclaim in both the u s. Lori nix american b 1969 is a photographer who is best known for her meticulously constructed subject matter. And europe and nix is a 2014 guggenheim fellow in photography.
For fine art photographer lori nix the process of making a single photograph can take many months of work day in and day out building elaborate miniature fictional landscapes or urban ruins often alongside her partner and longtime collaborator kathleen gerber. She graduated from truman state university in 1993. Nix considers herself a faux landscape photographer and her work is influenced by extreme.
Lori nix was born in norton kansas in 1969. 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. She went on to study photography at the graduate level at ohio university and moved to brooklyn new york in 1999 where she has lived and worked for almost 20 years.