Incredible miniature photography


Sean Michael Ragan of Makezine writes: "Matthew Albanese [is] a photographer who builds meticulously detailed landscape models and then lights and shoots them to achieve amazing realism. My personal favorite is the Martian landscape made from paprika and charcoal." Also show here: Tornado made of steel wool, cotton, ground parsley and moss.

Matthew Albanese's Strange Worlds



  1. That is really cool. I’d like to see it next to something to show their actual size and what they look like without the effects.

    Perfect for the Museum of Jurassic Technology’s collection.

  2. I really like the photos, i love it when someone perfects a craft and shares it.

    But, isn’t this what stop motion set designers have done in the past, and continue to do occasionally?

  3. I remember reading/viewing a show about a Japanese gentleman who made amazing images of galaxies from cream poured in coffee. This stuff is great!

  4. This is actually the opposite of tilt shift. Tilt shift makes full-size landscape photos look like miniatures. This guy makes miniatures that look like full landscapes.

  5. A friend of mine does something similar, and I can’t believe how realistic some of the stuff he does is! Just google Adam Makarenko and he should be the first hit.

    I have mucho respect for anyone that takes the time and has the patience to do stuff like this. Utterly beautiful! :)

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