These are no ordinary landscapes. New Jersey based artist and photographer Matthew Albanese carefully constructs extraordinary models out of ordinary materials like paprika, faux fur, and dry ice. These miniature scenes then become very real through the lens of his camera.
This volcano, entitled “Breaking Point,” was created with tile grout, cotton, and phosphorus ink. Its realistic glow was supplied with 6 60 watt light bulbs, according to the artist.
A process shot
The artist at work