This creepy image above is not a photograph from New Orleans post-Katrina, although it looks like it could be. Artist Lori Nix creates miniature landscapes full of disaster and decay and then photographs them, creating eerily surreal images that are both familiar and foreboding. An artist/photographer, Lori creates miniature landscapes "out of any material that will simulate a real landscape" and then photographs these sets, producing dark-humored visions of a world filled with disaster and apocalyptic decay . While her images resemble the work—or at least the working method—of Oliver Boberg and Thomas Demand, Nix's work invokes a more readily apparent sense of humor, counteracting the potentially melodramatic "sky-is-falling" theme, and making it even more evocative.
Full article: http://inhabitat.com/landscapes-of-a-world-gone-wrong/