Moon Footstep AS11-40-5878

Switzerland-based photographers Jojakim Cortis and Adrian Sonderegger specialize in recreating some of the most iconic photos from the past two centuries, whether it be Stuart Franklin’s Tiananmen or Marmaduke Wetherell’s Nessie, Cortis and Sonderegger. These famous snapshots are built entirely using everyday materials like paper, cement, and model vehicles. They avoid choosing photos with human subjects in order to avoid having to construct realistic people, and stick with objects like tanks and buildings. Continue reading for more.

9. AS11-40-5878, Edwin Aldrin, 1969


8. Tiananmen, Stuart Franklin, 1989


7. The Hindenburg Disaster, Sam Shere, 1937

The Hidenburg Disaster

6. Concorde, Toshihiko Sato, 2000

Concorde Disaster

5. Nessie, Marmaduke Wetherell, 1934


4. Rhein II, Andreas Gursky, 1999

Rhein II

3. 208-N-43888, Charles Levy, 1945


2. The Wright Brothers, John Thomas Daniels, 1903

The Wright Brothers

1. La cour du dumaine du Gras (First Photograph), Joseph Nicephore Niepce, 1826

First Photograph



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