These Guy’s Recreated History’s Most Iconic Photos As Miniature Stills, And It’s Incredible

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. “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.”

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Tiananmen, Stuart Franklin, 1989

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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

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Concorde, Toshihiko Sato, 2000
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Nessie, Marmaduke Wetherell, 1934

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Rhein II, Andreas Gursky, 1999

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AS11-40-5878, Edwin Aldrin, 1969

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Mushroom cloud over Nagasaki

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The Wright Brothers, John Thomas Daniels, 1903

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La cour du dumaine du Gras, Joseph Nicéphore Niépce, 1826

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The last known photo of the Titanic afloat, 1912

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