From Eliza Williams’ interview for The British Journal of Photography:

Nix’s images are highly detailed, yet contain a certain sense of unreality – a result perhaps of the complex way they are created. Instead of photographing real buildings, or working with PhotoShop, Nix creates intricate models of the scenes she wishes to portray, before carefully lighting them and then photographing the results using an 8×10 large format camera and film. Nix began this way of working while at college. “In college I studied ceramics and photography,” she says. “With ceramics, you’re always building the object from scratch. This translated well in my photo studies, where my desire was to construct the image rather than find an existing one.”

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