Much like a filmmaker, Italian photographer Francesco Romoli creates a set, adjusts the lighting, and shoots a world that is unknown to us. He just does it on a smaller scale in his series, Imaginary Towns (which we discovered via Junk Culture), creating miniature dioramas of depressing, abandoned buildings and blocks. The final touch? Through photo manipulation, Romoli places a lone person or couple in each shot to absorb the sullen landscape. Browse these evocative scenes, and check out Romoli’s other work at his website.