By Alison Zavos in New Art on Tuesday 11 September 2012

DIY Paradise, a photo art series by Matthew Albanese, was constructed from cotton, salt, cooked sugar, tin foil, feathers canvas. Of the series he says: ‘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’. [via Feature Shoot]

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