Mathew Albanese bastelt Miniatur-Modelle von Landschaften, manchmal während Katastrophen-Szenarien und fotografiert die dann. Und das da oben ist kein Vulkan, sondern „'Breaking Point', made out of tile grout, cotton, phosphorous ink. this model volcano was illuminated from within by 6-60 watt light bulbs.“
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.