The Most Iconic Photos In History, but maybe they are Fake?

What do photographers do between assignment? Well, Jojakim Cortis and Adrian Sonderegger started recreating some of the most famous photography via miniatures! Starting With “Making of Rhein II”, their series Ikonen shows the pivotal moments in 20th and 21st century reborn as dioramas surrounded by the tools used to make them. So, the end result isn’t an uncanny copy, but an interesting look at the recreation, which is apt, considering that this project started on a lark.

“It started out as a joke,” Cortis told Wired “In our free time, when there’s no money coming in, we decided to try to recreate the most expensive pictures in the world.” Of course, he’s talking about Rhein II, which was sold for a truly ludicrous amount of money. Other images were a little more detailed, and took some more effort to create. They used balls of cotton, smoke machines, model vehicles and all sorts of materials a hobbyist would use for such a task. It was fun, but, as they discovered while recreating the Tienanmen photo, the work can drag on: “To build one tank is fun, the second is OK, but then the third one is not that much fun” The rest of the tanks were added with digital manipulation, but one of the boxes of the real Trumpeter made Type 59-B model tank can be seen in the background.

Though I have no doubt that someone will use the Moon footprint recreation as proof that the landing was a hoax.

More info: ohnetitel.ch (h/t: juxtapoz)

208-N-43888, Charles Levy, 1945

historic-photos-dioramas-ikonen-jojakim-cortis-adrian-sonderegger-2999

 9/11, Sean Adair, 2001

historic-photos-dioramas-ikonen-jojakim-cortis-adrian-sonderegger-6

historic-photos-dioramas-ikonen-jojakim-cortis-adrian-sonderegger-5

Tiananmen, Stuart Franklin, 1989

historic-photos-dioramas-ikonen-jojakim-cortis-adrian-sonderegger-15

historic-photos-dioramas-ikonen-jojakim-cortis-adrian-sonderegger-16

Nessie, Marmaduke Wetherell, 1934

historic-photos-dioramas-ikonen-jojakim-cortis-adrian-sonderegger-18

historic-photos-dioramas-ikonen-jojakim-cortis-adrian-sonderegger-17

AS11-40-5878, Edwin Aldrin, 1969

historic-photos-dioramas-ikonen-jojakim-cortis-adrian-sonderegger-19

historic-photos-dioramas-ikonen-jojakim-cortis-adrian-sonderegger-20

Concorde, Toshihiko Sato, 2000

historic-photos-dioramas-ikonen-jojakim-cortis-adrian-sonderegger-21

historic-photos-dioramas-ikonen-jojakim-cortis-adrian-sonderegger-22

Abu Ghraib, unknown US soldier, 2003

historic-photos-dioramas-ikonen-jojakim-cortis-adrian-sonderegger-14

historic-photos-dioramas-ikonen-jojakim-cortis-adrian-sonderegger-13

The Wright Brothers, John Thomas Daniels, 1903

historic-photos-dioramas-ikonen-jojakim-cortis-adrian-sonderegger-23

historic-photos-dioramas-ikonen-jojakim-cortis-adrian-sonderegger-24

The Hindenburg Disaster, Sam Shere, 1937

historic-photos-dioramas-ikonen-jojakim-cortis-adrian-sonderegger-29

historic-photos-dioramas-ikonen-jojakim-cortis-adrian-sonderegger-30

The last photo of the Titanic afloat, Francis Browne, 1912

historic-photos-dioramas-ikonen-jojakim-cortis-adrian-sonderegger-4

historic-photos-dioramas-ikonen-jojakim-cortis-adrian-sonderegger-3

Rhein II, Andreas Gursky, 1999

historic-photos-dioramas-ikonen-jojakim-cortis-adrian-sonderegger-2

historic-photos-dioramas-ikonen-jojakim-cortis-adrian-sonderegger

Five Soldiers Silhouette at the Battle of Broodseinde, Ernest Brooks, 1917

historic-photos-dioramas-ikonen-jojakim-cortis-adrian-sonderegger-8

historic-photos-dioramas-ikonen-jojakim-cortis-adrian-sonderegger-7

Olympia Munchen, Ludwig Wegmann, 1972

historic-photos-dioramas-ikonen-jojakim-cortis-adrian-sonderegger-10

historic-photos-dioramas-ikonen-jojakim-cortis-adrian-sonderegger-9

Mont Blanc: la Jonction,Louis-Auguste Bisson & Auguste-Rosalie Bisson, 1861

historic-photos-dioramas-ikonen-jojakim-cortis-adrian-sonderegger-12

historic-photos-dioramas-ikonen-jojakim-cortis-adrian-sonderegger-11

(Visited 1,017 times, 1 visits today)

Related posts:

Comments

comments

From the internet