Two Switzerland-based photographers Jojakim Cortis and Adrian Sonderegger, back in 2012, decided to recreate famous pictures as miniature life stills. Little did they know that their little side project would turn into something a lot bigger.
Tiananmen, Stuart Franklin, 1989
Cortis and Sonderegger have now recreated some of the most famous snapshots in history by building miniature sets and props…. and using everyday materials like paper, cement, and model vehicles. Each replication takes between a few days or even a few weeks to pull off…. but as you can see the results are stunning.
The Hindenburg Disaster, Sam Shere, 1937
Concorde, Toshihiko Sato, 2000
Nessie, Marmaduke Wetherell, 1934
Rhein II, Andreas Gursky, 1999
AS11-40-5878, Edwin Aldrin, 1969
Mushroom cloud over Nagasaki
The Wright Brothers, John Thomas Daniels, 1903
La cour du dumaine du Gras, Joseph Nicéphore Niépce, 1826
The last known photo of the Titanic afloat, 1912