Amazing Recreation of Historic Events


The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life. ~William Faulkner

Commercial Swiss photographers Jojakim Cortis and Adrian Sonderegger started out the project by recreating Andreas Gursky’s famously lucrative landscape image, Rhein II. The pair painstakingly recreate each scene in miniature using paper, cotton balls, plastic — and plenty of their own spare time.



View from the Window at Le Gras, 1826.



Abu Ghraib, 2003.

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The Concorde crashes after takeoff, 2000.

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The Hindenburg disaster, 1937.

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Buzz Aldrin’s Moon print, 1969.

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The “Surgeon’s Photograph” of the Loch Ness Monster, 1934.

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The last photo of the Titanic afloat, 1912.

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Munich massacre, 1972.

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Tiananmen Square, 1989.

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The Wright Brothers first flight, 1903

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