Nick is a director of photography working in the film industry in California, though as he says, “Some people just watch movies; he rebuilds them in miniature.” His shadow boxes or dioramas have been exhibited world wide in museums and shows alike and his work can be seen in many a private collection. The work is done completely from scratch: The figures are made from a wire armature, and then built up with two-part epoxy putty that dries to a very strong and solid finish and is then ready to paint. The sets, cameras, and all the other bits and pieces are built out of brass, wood, and a dense fiberboard called Renshape. Because of heat and other limitations, Nick uses very little plastic and very little glue. He has developed his own miniature lighting system for his boxes, and finds it is easier to build a lamp for what he needs to do. Consequently, it can take as much as two years to finish some of his dioramas. Visit him on the Web at NickInfield.com.

He Swims Among Us (75mm, 2016; photo by Nick Infield).
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 5 Minutes Mr. Karloff
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Away Aloft
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Elvis Has Left the Building
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Ludwig and the Landlady
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Robin Hood
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We’ll Always Have Paris
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