The Miniature Dramatic Still Life of Lori Nix
November 4, 2006 11:36 PM   Subscribe

Lori Nix is an artist who makes miniature landscapes with distressing details & then photographs the scene. Her two collections I've found online are "Accidentally Kansas" and "Lost". Lori's work previously partially linked via this post
posted by jonson (26 comments total) 30 users marked this as a favorite
The other miniatures are good, but the car-in-the-lake is genius!
posted by slater at 11:44 PM on November 4, 2006

They are pretty good and I enjoyed the site but she wants $1400 for a print of Lost? Damn!

And the car in the lake is excellent.
posted by fenriq at 11:51 PM on November 4, 2006

This one's actually my favorite, even more than the car in the lake.
posted by jonson at 11:53 PM on November 4, 2006

Gorgeous, I feel like a little kid again.
posted by Meatbomb at 12:04 AM on November 5, 2006

I love miniatures and I love macro photography, so of course I love these pictures. I'd like to buy a print, but the prices are sadly way out of my range. :(
posted by kosher_jenny at 12:08 AM on November 5, 2006

jonson, yeah, totally bitchin!

Also, your post reminded me of the Tilt Shift pool on Flickr. A neat technique to make a photo look like a miniature.
posted by fenriq at 12:11 AM on November 5, 2006

Great find! Thanks.
posted by bokeh at 1:05 AM on November 5, 2006

I don't personally care for this particular artist's stuff very much, but I would like to say that I'm damn glad jonson keeps making posts that direct our attention to art of one sort or another. A helluva lot of the time I do like what he brings to the blue. Thanks, jonson!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 2:25 AM on November 5, 2006

Oh, I like those. Especially the ice storm and the tent revival. Thanks.
posted by pernoctalian at 5:03 AM on November 5, 2006

Holy shit. My wife is from Norton, Kansas.
She thinks it's a pretty funny image, actually.
posted by Thorzdad at 6:11 AM on November 5, 2006

These are excellent, thanks jonson.

I used to know a Toronto artist who did something similar but not with as much skill or detail. His pieces were interesting (to me, anyway) because he recreated famous scenes from movies with his miniatures. He didn't then shoot them but the miniatures were the final piece. He did a lovely one of Bobby and his dad (from Five Easy Pieces) "talking" in the field. I often kick myself for not having bought it.
posted by dobbs at 6:14 AM on November 5, 2006

Very nice, thanks jonson. I too was reminded of the "artificial miniatures" some photographers do.
posted by TedW at 6:29 AM on November 5, 2006

Thanks for the kind words, flapjax. For whatever reason, kooky art posts are a favorite of mine. Sorta like crunchland & the intriguing flash games. I guess everyone has their thing.
posted by jonson at 7:05 AM on November 5, 2006

The artist's official site.
posted by dobbs at 7:10 AM on November 5, 2006 [1 favorite]

Wow, really fantastic. This is the sort of creativity that blows my mind.
posted by smackwich at 7:18 AM on November 5, 2006

Hey, thanks Dobbs! Don't know why I didn't think to look for that.
posted by jonson at 7:56 AM on November 5, 2006

Johnson - I agree with your favorite. I wish I could see a much, much larger version of it onscreen.

I get the feeling model railroad hobbyists would find her work particularly enjoyable.
posted by M.C. Lo-Carb! at 8:10 AM on November 5, 2006

I like these, but it's strange she used dragonflies for her insect infestation. There's nothing bad about dragonflies, unless you're a mosquito.
posted by teg at 8:19 AM on November 5, 2006

I saw an installation in Riverside, CA a few years ago that included some of her work. I really, really like her style. I had taken a flier so I'd remember her name but lost it. Thank you for finding her again!!
posted by kindle at 9:09 AM on November 5, 2006

Great find Jonson! But, dang! I am staying away from Kansas!
posted by The Deej at 9:42 AM on November 5, 2006

This is great, thanks jonson. Hey, does anyone know the name of a similar photographer, I think Canadian, who takes short depth of field photos of model trains, making them look spookily real? I am pretty sure s/he was featured on metafilter.
posted by Rumple at 10:03 AM on November 5, 2006

fabulous stuff, jonson - thanks!
posted by madamjujujive at 11:39 AM on November 5, 2006

This is just about the coolest thing I've seen in a long time. Thank you posting those links.
posted by squidfartz at 3:34 PM on November 5, 2006

Wonderful stuff! I looked at her bio, and she graduated from the same university that I did - I wonder if she'd give me an alumni discount on a print.

Thank you for posting this - I enjoyed clicking through all of it.
posted by Ostara at 5:43 PM on November 5, 2006

Heh. I recognize some of those models :)
posted by jdfan at 8:44 AM on November 6, 2006

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