Kansas Accidents in Tilt-Shift Photography

Kansas Accidents in Tilt-Shift Photography

Nobody likes accidents, but they look much more intimidating when made in miniature version. Get ready for a not so bright Tilt Shift photography.

The New York-based artist Lori Nix specializes in building dioramas, which is also known as 3D miniature models, and photographing it using tilt shift technique. Tilt shift photography refers to the use of camera movements on small- and medium-format cameras, where the lens is basically tilting while photographing.

It’s very popular to use it on miniature scenes. Nix’s work is based on accidents in Kansas, hence the project name which is “Accidentally Kansas”. You can see miniature scenes where a plane is on its way to crash, cars that dives into water, and an over flooded town. The dioramas are so impressive that it looks kind of real.

He says himself that it’s hard for him to understand what he’s really doing, but he he knows for sure that he gets very influenced by landscape photography, and he does not only want to photograph it, he wants to built it with his own hands. Speaking of miniature, here are some awesome toothpick sculptures.


Blimp, 1998


Snow Storm, 1998


Train, 1998


Tornado, 1998


Tent Revival, 1999


School Bus, 2000


Nuclear Cooling Towers, 1998


Insect Infestation, 1998


Ice Storm, 1999


Dogs, 1998


Crater, 1999


Cow, 1998


Chicken Truck, 1998


Abandoned Car, 1998


Plane, 1998

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3 Comments

  1. Rufus
    July 18, 2011 @ 3:27 pm

    It’s embarassing but at first i thought this was real and not miniature lol

    • awesomenator
      July 25, 2011 @ 12:55 am

      You are not the only one! These tilt-shift photos looks really impressive.

  2. Gilberto Galea
    July 27, 2011 @ 10:15 pm

    Amazing shots!, very realistic.

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