Matthew Albanese builds micro-universes to take photos of places he’ll never go to.
He builds them out of household items. flour, cotton, cinnamon, rocks, tables, dollhouses, fun fur…
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.
If you happen to be in NYC, he has an exhibition opening at the Winkleman Gallery on May 7th.