Lori Nix is a New York based photographer who specializes in constructing dioramas and photographing these. One of her projects is "The City" showing a post apocalyptic dioramas of Art museums, Broadway theaters, laundromats and bars etc.
She tells also that she's very interested in depicting danger and disaster, and greatly influenced by landscape painting, particularly the Hudson River School and the Romantic painter Casper David Friedrich.
Why doesn't this surprise me.
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