Strange Worlds

Matthew Albanese builds micro-universes to take photos of places he’ll never go to.

Tornado: steel wool, cotton, ground parsley and moss.

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.

(Via MNN.)

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