Lori Nix and Kathleen Gerber have collaborated on dioramas and miniatures for over fourteen years; their work has primarily been the subject matter for Nix’s fine art photography. Her images of faux landscapes and gritty urban interiors have gained wide acclaim in both the U.S. and Europe, and she is a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow in photography.
Commercially, their photos of miniature dioramas have graced numerous book covers including those of Dave Eggers, and album covers by The Digg and Fountains of Wayne. The duo has illustrated stories for numerous magazines including Field and Stream, O Magazine, and New York Magazine and created the photo for the July 7/July 14 2014 cover for Time magazine.
They have built miniature sets and props for a recruitment video for Tumblr and the ClickClean web campaign for Greenpeace. They have also provided models for a video short for BBC America’s Coppers. Lori and Kathleen got their start set building with an advertorial video for the first sustainable sushi restaurant, Bamboo Sushi in Portland, Oregon, called “The Story of Sushi”. They continue to make large things small in the wilds of their Brooklyn apartment.