Lori Nix is an untraditional photographer in the sense that she creates her subject matter rather than going out and finding it. In her works she creates dystopian worlds. As she states,
"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. Art museums, Broadway theaters, laundromats and bars no longer function. The walls are deteriorating, the ceilings are falling in, the structures barely stand, yet Mother Nature is slowly taking them over. 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."
In creating these worlds she uses photography as well as hand-made practices. As she describes the process, ”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.” Nix, who has been doing dioramas since the early 1990s is a pro, and it shows. For more information on Nix’s work click here.