Post-apocalyptic subway

All photos: Lori Nix

"The City"

Lori Nix isn't your typical photographer. Actually, she's more of a sculptor. These emotional scenes show her vision of life after the apocalypse, but that's not the only thing that makes these photographs amazing — it's how they are created: Most of the tiny elements are made by hand and assembled on a tabletop, with everything set up directly in front of the camera for a final product that is shot on film, never edited.

"My strength lies in my ability to build and construct my world rather than seek out an existing world," Nix writes on her website.

Nix says her inspiration strikes during her commute through the city of all cities, from Brooklyn to Manhattan.

"The City postulates what it would be like to live in a city that is post man-kind, where man has left his mark by the architecture, but mother nature is taking back these spaces," she says.

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Beauty Shop

Setting up "Beauty Shop"

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Great Hall

"Great Hall"

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Anatomy Classroom

"Anatomy Classroom"

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Botanic Garden

"Botanic Garden"

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"Laundromat at Night"

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Clock Tower

"Clock Tower"

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Explore the post-apocalyptic world of artist Lori Nix
Nature takes over the man-made world in this photographer's vision of life after humankind.