Unnatural Settings By Matthew Albanese.


Artist Matthew Albanese created a “Sugarscape” out of corn syrup, jelly, and twenty pounds of sugar. Although the model may look like scene directly from Antarctica it took the artist over two months to grow the crystals in his studio. He also used such materials as paprika for his Martian landscape, cotton and many others to give this incredible illusion of something real. So if you have ever seen a landscape that you thought looked good enough to eat; now you have seen the real thing. It is truly a work of art.
If You Think These Are Natural Landscapes You Are Wrong (16 pics)

To create a realistic image of rolling plains of grass blown by the wind, Matthew uses faux fur.

See the whole shoot.

If You Think These Are Natural Landscapes You Are Wrong (16 pics)

Matthew creates cloud effects using cotton wool and careful lightngIf You Think These Are Natural Landscapes You Are Wrong (16 pics)

Sugarland, Made out of 20 pounds of sugar, jello and corn syrup. The crystals were grown in studio over the course of two months.If You Think These Are Natural Landscapes You Are Wrong (16 pics)

Paprika Mars. Made out of 12 pounds paprika, cinnamon, nutmeg, chili powder and charcoalIf You Think These Are Natural Landscapes You Are Wrong (16 pics)

Mars # 2. Again, Paprika, cinnamon, thyme, chili powder, charcoal,If You Think These Are Natural Landscapes You Are Wrong (16 pics)

Fields, After the Storm. This model is simply made out of faux fur(fields), cotton (clouds) and sifted tile grout(mountains).If You Think These Are Natural Landscapes You Are Wrong (16 pics)

Volcano, “Breaking Point”, made out of tile grout, cotton, phosphorous ink. this model volcano was illuminated from within by 6-60 watt light bulbs.If You Think These Are Natural Landscapes You Are Wrong (16 pics)

The making of the volcano image, lit from within by six 60-watt light bulbsIf You Think These Are Natural Landscapes You Are Wrong (16 pics)

A miniature living room…If You Think These Are Natural Landscapes You Are Wrong (16 pics)

Burning Room, Made of wood, nylon, plexiglass, purchased dollhouse furniture. The model was actually set on fire to achieve this effect.If You Think These Are Natural Landscapes You Are Wrong (16 pics)

Aurora Borealis. This one was made by photographing a beam of colored light against a black curtain to achieve the edge effect. The trees were composited from life ( so far the only real life element in any of these images) The stars are simply strobe light through holes in cork board.If You Think These Are Natural Landscapes You Are Wrong (16 pics)

This one is a mixture of many different materials, tile grout, moss, bottle brushes (pine trees) Actual clippings from ground cover and was built on top of standard outdoor patio table (water glass). The sky is canvas painted blue. Coloring was again achieved by shifting white balance.If You Think These Are Natural Landscapes You Are Wrong (16 pics)

Tornado made of steel wool, cotton, ground parsley and mossIf You Think These Are Natural Landscapes You Are Wrong (16 pics)

Above the B.Q.E, Model is made of painted plaster sky has been compositedIf You Think These Are Natural Landscapes You Are Wrong (16 pics)

If You Think These Are Natural Landscapes You Are Wrong (16 pics)

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