Inspired by Andreas Gursky’s 2011 photograph Rhein II, Swiss photographers Jojakim Cortis and Adrian Sonderegger set themselves a challenge: could they reconstruct that image in their Zürich studio? They made a miniature diorama of Rhein II which they then photographed. The image was such a success that it became the starting point for a larger project: photographing miniature recreations of iconic images that captured pivotal historical events. The book DOUBLE TAKE: The World’s Most Iconic Photographs Meticulously Re-created in Miniature (Thames & Hudson, 2018) presents the result of Cortis and Sonderegger’s series: thirty-nine astonishingly accurate reconstructions of iconic photographs, that range from the earliest known to the world’s most […]
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