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The Photographer Who Captures Tiny Post-Apocalyptic Worlds

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The Drawing Room created this 8-minute mini-documentary about the work of photographer Lori Nix and Kathleen Gerber, a duo now known as Nix+Gerber. They’re widely known for creating and capturing ultra-realistic miniature worlds.

Since 2005, Nix has been working on an project titled “The City,” which shows various scenes from a post-apocalyptic world. We featured the work once before back in 2010.

Pretty much everything in each scene is created by the two artists, and each scene takes about 7 months to create and shoot, from start to finish. So, the duo has only been adding about 2 photos to the series every year, while doing commissioned commercial projects at the same time for the likes of TIME, Wired, Oprah, and Greenpeace.

Hand_Beauty-Shop

Nix considers herself to be primarily a photographer — one that creates every detail of what she shoots rather than one that goes out and finds things in the world to capture.

Here’s a selection of the photos found in “The City”:

Anatomy Classroom
Anatomy Classroom
Bar
Bar
Casino
Casino
Chinese Take Out
Chinese Take Out
Laundromat at Night
Laundromat at Night
Majestic
Majestic
Observatory
Observatory
Shoe Store
Shoe Store
Vacuum Showroom
Vacuum Showroom
Violin Repair
Violin Repair

“The Living Room,” a piece created in 2013, is a perfect replica of the duo’s studio. To give you an idea of their attention to detail: each of the CDs on the shelf was individually printed from a real album cover found on the Web, glued to a clear square, and rubbed on one side to look realistic:

Living-Room

You can find more work by Nix+Gerber on the duo’s website and on Nix’s site.

(via Colossal)


Image credits: Photographs by Nix+Gerber and used with permission

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