Matthew Albanese is a fantastic artist. He makes realistic landscapes from everyday objects, incredible dioramas that take months to complete.
He says: “My work involves the construction of small-scale meticulously detailed models using various materials and objects to create emotive landscapes. Every aspect from the construction to the lighting of the final model is painstakingly pre-planned using methods which force the viewers perspective when photographed from a specific angle. Using a mixture of photographic techniques such as scale, depth of field, white balance and lighting I am able to drastically alter the appearance of my materials.»”
Volcano, made out of tile grout, cotton, phosphorous ink
Burning Room, Made of wood, nylon, plexiglass, purchased dollhouse furniture.
Tornado made of steel wool, cotton, ground parsley and moss
Diorama made using painted parchment paper, thread, hand dyed ostrich feathers, carved chocolate, wire, raffia, masking tape, coffee, synthetic potting moss and cotton
Diorama made from wood, moss, yellow glitter, clear garbage bags, cooked sugar, scotch-brite pot scrubbers, bottle brushes, clipping from a bush in bloom (white flowers) clear thread, sand, tile grout (coloring), wire, paper and alternating yellow, red and orange party bulbs.
25 pounds of sugar cooked at varying temperatures (hard crack & pulled sugar recipes) It’s basically made out of candy. salt, egg whites, corn syrup, cream of tartar, powdered sugar, blue food coloring, india ink & flour.
Paradise: cotton, salt, cooked sugar, tin foil, feathers & canvas.
Behind the Scenes!
via Blog of Francesco Mugnai http://blogof.francescomugnai.com/2013/05/strange-worlds-the-mind-blowing-miniature-landscapes-by-matthew-albanese/