Man, I’m on a photography kick today. These photos of Lori Nix’s, taken from “The City” and “Lost” projects depict a blend of landscapes, danger, and disaster–three of Nix’s inspirations:
“I was born in a small town in western Kansas, and each passing season brought it’s own drama, from winter snow storms, spring floods and tornados to summer insect infestations and drought. Whereas most adults viewed these seasonal disruptions with angst, for a child it was considered euphoric. Downed trees, mud, even grass fires brought excitement to daily, mundane life. As a photographer, I have recreated some of these experiences in the series ‘Accidentally Kansas.'” (Lori Nix)
There is something so sexy about these photos. When I look at them, I’m reminded of I Am Legend and I want to turn on NIN’s Year Zero and contemplate how a totalitarian government would go about dealing with a zombie outbreak. Basically, they send me off into another world. Makes sense, as Nix “used a shallow depth of field to give [it] a dreamy quality, like the fuzziness of memories” for some of works, such as Accidentally Kansas (see “Flood” (2010) below). Dreamy quality-pwnd.