On December 21st of last year, an apocalyptic event was supposed to go down, bringing about an end to life on Earth as we know it. Fortunately, that date came and went - yet another prophesized doomsday that turned out to be nothing more than the mad ravings of conspiracy theorists. But what if the predictions were true? What if the world actually did come to an end, the apocalypse wiping out all human life on the planet? What would that look like? Artist Lori Nix has spent the past eight years envisioning such a world.
A photographer who specializes in building and photographing elaborate miniature dioramas, Nix is so fascinated by the idea of the apocalypse that she has meticulously created a small-scale recreation of New York City, showing how the city would look after a major disaster turned the iconic locale into a desolate wasteland. Simply titled 'The City,' the project depicts classrooms, retail stores, restaurant and theaters, all in a state of decay and destruction, and completely devoid of any signs of human life. Only thing that's missing? Hordes of hungry zombies!
Check out a select few pieces from the project below, and see more over on Nix's website. The images were also put together in a book called The City, which you can pick up wherever books are sold.