When it comes to interesting side projects, photographers Jojakim Cortis and Adrian Sonderegger have something pretty unique. They build meticulous scale models to recreate some of the most iconic and expensive photographs in the world.
The pair – who are based in Adliswil, Switzerland – began their ongoing project in 2012 when they first chose Andreas Gursky’s Rhein II, painstakingly recreating the $4 million image in miniature using paper, card, cotton balls, plastic and anything else that would help depict the scene.
After that, they began replicating other photographs which are imprinted on our consciousness forever, including the 9-11 attack on the World Trade Center, the sinking of the Titanic, the Hindenburg crash and Buzz Aldrin’s footstep in moon dust. Each project can take a few days or weeks to complete.
Entitled Iconen, the series is ongoing and can be followed via Jojakim's and Adrian's website: www.ohnetitel.ch.
Main image: Making of "The last photo of the Titanic afloat", 2014. Original photo by Francis Browne, 1912.