Image: Lori Nix speaking at Soho Photo. Copyright Paul Stetzer.
On December 10, 2015, artist Lori Nix spoke at Soho Photo as part of their Speaker Series. Titled “A Model Life,” Nix’s talk covered aspects of her inspiration and process.
Lori Nix writes:
I consider myself a faux landscape photographer. I build meticulously detailed model environments, and then photograph the results. Through the photographic process the fictional scene is transformed into a surreal space where scale, perspective, and the document of the photograph create a tension between the material reality of the scene and the impossibility of the depicted narrative. In this space, between evidence and plot, the imagination ofthe viewer is unlocked, engaged, and provoked. I want my scenes to convey rich, complex, detailed, and,ultimately, open-ended narratives.
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Blog post by:
Brian Paul Clamp, Director