The world's most iconic and historical photographs recreated in miniature

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.

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Making of "The Hidenburg Disaster", 2014. Original photo by Sam Shere, 1937.

Making of "The Hidenburg Disaster", 2014. Original photo by Sam Shere, 1937.

Making of "Tiananmen", 2013. Original photo by Stuart Franklin, 1989.

Making of "Tiananmen", 2013. Original photo by Stuart Franklin, 1989.

Making of "Concorde", 2013. Original photo by Toshihiko Sato, 2000.

Making of "Concorde", 2013. Original photo by Toshihiko Sato, 2000.

Making of "208-N-043888", 2013. Original photo by Charles Levy, 1945.

Making of "208-N-043888", 2013. Original photo by Charles Levy, 1945.

Making of "AS11-40-5878", 2014. Original photo by Edwin Aldrin, 1969.

Making of "AS11-40-5878", 2014. Original photo by Edwin Aldrin, 1969.

Making of "Nessie", 2013. Original photo by Marmaduke Wetherell, 1934.

Making of "Nessie", 2013. Original photo by Marmaduke Wetherell, 1934.

Making of "The Wright Brothers", 2013. Original photo by John Thomas Daniels, 1903.

Making of "The Wright Brothers", 2013. Original photo by John Thomas Daniels, 1903.

Making of "9/11", 2013. Original photo by Sean Adair, 2001.

Making of "9/11", 2013. Original photo by Sean Adair, 2001.

Making of "Mont Blanc: la Jonction", 2014. Original photo by Louis-Auguste Bisson & Auguste-Rosalie Bisson, 1861.

Making of "Mont Blanc: la Jonction", 2014. Original photo by Louis-Auguste Bisson & Auguste-Rosalie Bisson, 1861.

Making of "Olympia Munchen", 2014. Original photo by Ludwig Wegmann, 1972.

Making of "Olympia Munchen", 2014. Original photo by Ludwig Wegmann, 1972.

Making of "Rhein II", 2012. Original photo by Andreas Gursky, 1999.

Making of "Rhein II", 2012. Original photo by Andreas Gursky, 1999.

Making of "Five Soldiers Silhouette of the Battle of Broodseinde", 2013. Original photo by Ernest Brooks, 1917.

Making of "Five Soldiers Silhouette of the Battle of Broodseinde", 2013. Original photo by Ernest Brooks, 1917.

Making of "Abu Ghraib", 2014. Original photo by unknown US solider, 2003.

Making of "Abu Ghraib", 2014. Original photo by unknown US solider, 2003.