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History's Most Iconic Photos Recreated as Miniature Dioramas

Events | October 29, 2015

Switzerland-based photographers Jojakim Curtis and Adrian Sonderegger have an interesting side project: they build small scale models recreating famous historical photos.

The pair meticulously recreate each scene into miniature dioramas using paper, cotton balls, plastic and, of course, plenty of time. Some models take a few days to finish, others a few weeks.

They call the project Iconen because the original photos are iconic ones that can be easily recognized by almost anybody.

 
“208-N-43888″ by Charles Levy, 1945
historical diorama 1

 
September 11 terrorist attack, World Trade Center in New York City, 2001
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“Tiananmen” by Stuart Franklin, 1989
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“Nessie” by Marmaduke Wetherell, 1934
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“AS11-40-5878″ by Edwin Aldrin, 1969
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“Concorde” by Toshihiko Sato, 2000
historical diorama 10
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Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad, 2003
historical diorama 12
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“The Wright Brothers” by John Thomas Daniels, 1903
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“The Hindenburg Disaster” by Sam Shere, 1937
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“The last photo of the Titanic afloat” by Francis Browne, 2014
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“Rhein II” by Andreas Gursky, 1999
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“War Requiem” by Benjamin Britten, 1961
historical diorama 22
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“Munich massacre”, summer Olympics, West Germany, 1972
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“La cour du dumaine du Gras” by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce, 1826
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“Mont Blanc, la Jonction” by Louis-Auguste Bisson with Auguste-Rosalie Bisson, 1861
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