Lori Nix and Kathleen Gerber have collaborated on dioramas and miniatures for over sixteen years; their work has primarily been the subject matter for their fine art photography. Their images of faux landscapes and gritty urban interiors have gained wide acclaim in both the U.S. and Europe, and Nix is a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow in photography. Their photographic work was showcased in the April 2017 issue of National Geographic Magazine.
They have created miniature sets and props for advertising for Tic Tac, MailChimp, Oreo, Ben & Jerry’s and Greenpeace, among others. They have also provided models for a video short for BBC America’s Copper. Their snowy dioramas set the stage for the digital film installation, Little Winter. Nix + Gerber also created the sets, props, and underwater puppets for the animated short, The Sea is Blue.
Their photos of miniature dioramas have graced numerous book covers including Dave Eggers and Marge Piercy, and album covers for The Dig and Fountains of Wayne. The duo has illustrated stories for numerous magazines including Field and Stream, O Magazine, Wired, and New York Magazine and created the photo for the July 7/July 14 2014 cover for Time magazine.