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The Fantastical Scenes of Lori Nix’s “The City”

Photography // Tuesday, 01 Apr 2014
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At first glance, the images in photographer Lori Nix’s series “The City”look like grand productions of post-apocalyptic scenes of familiar public spaces, but the truth is that each image depicts an incredibly detailed hand built diorama built by Nix and then photographed. Her attention to scale, detail, and texture is more than impressive. ”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," says Nix. "These spaces are filled with flora, fauna and insects, reclaiming what was theirs before man's encroachment. I am afraid of what the future holds if we do not change our ways regarding the climate, but at the same time I am fascinated by what a changing world can bring."

text written by Canbra Hodsdon

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