The mysterious Utah Monolith was discovered in a remote part of the desert and vanished soon after. We still don’t know who put it there or who removed it.
Photographer Lori Nix constructed these end of the world dioramas to depict nature consuming the remains of human civilization after some man-made or natural disaster has emptied a city of its inhabitants.
Lori is no stranger to apocalyptic conditions, having grown up in Kansas where tornadoes, floods, and other natural disasters were a normal part of life. This lead to an obsession with disaster movies, post-apocalyptic futures and the demise of humanity.
The City series feels like the dollhouse version of Life After People, with broken glass, crumbling walls, corrosion and decay in stunning detail. Insects and plant life move in through the cracks to reclaim their land.
It takes Lori and her partner about seven months to construct and photograph each scene in the living room of her Brooklyn apartment. She has been working on The City since 2005, and will continue for the next several years.
Lori’s website contains much more of her work, including her Unnatural History and Accidentally Kansas series. See them here: lorinix.net