|(c) Lori Nix. 'Library', 2007|
I recently came across a picture I really liked and after some fingertip research I found out it was 'Library' by Lori Nix, and there were many more in her collection that I really loved.
She's an American photographer and artist who builds and sculpts miniature scenes and landscapes and then photographs them. She encompasses a wide range of themes and places to which she adds a very atmospheric, forlorn quality, which really speaks to me.
|(c) Lori Nix. 'Laundromat', 2008|
Lori Nix was born in Kansas, which is reflected in many of her earlier works. She is currently living and working in New York, and her art also seems to have moved indoors.
I like her more recent series most. It's called 'The City' and the pictures are clever and visionary, be it in an apocalyptic kind of way. They don't just tell you one story. Instead, they make you dream and wonder and come up with dozens of your own.
|(c) Lori Nix. 'Aquarium', 2007|
|(c) Lori Nix. 'Map Room', 2010|
Thank you Lori for the kind photo permission!