Some photographers like to invent reality to the extreme of building it in the studio. It looks to me like a mix of cinematography and photography combined. Lori Nix makes her own reality, an artist who bends the line between truth and illusion in her photographs. The video clip from Cool Hunting shows a tour of her studio.
I was doing room–sized installations when I was in grad school. Once I left grad school and lost my studio space, I was living in a small attic apartment so I started working on table–top models. It was something that I could do in my little attic. I kind of wanted to explore my childhood of growing up in Kansas, but didn’t necessarily want to travel to Kansas. I’m not the kind of person who likes to drive around and photograph. I’m much more hands on. So I decided to recreate certain aspects of my childhood that I remembered (actually kind of fondly) that were natural disasters—like tornadoes and the insect infestations. – Lori Nix
by Lori Nix