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Matthew Albanese

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Studio Location
Tornado made of steel wool, cotton, moss and ground parsley
volcano made of tile grout, glass, plexi, cotton, phospherent ink, and six 60 watt light bulbs
Room on fire, made of wood, fabric, varnish and dollhouse furniture, Model was burned to achieve effect.
Mars made of 12 pounds paprika, cinnamon, chili powder and charcoal from a grill.
landscape made of cotton, tile grout, and faux fur
Artist's Statement

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.


Matthew Albanese
Matthew Albanese, born 1983, earned his BFA (concentration photography) from Purchase College. His work has been exhibited at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, New Century gallery in NYC, Leslie/Lohman Foundation, and published online by Humble Arts Foundation. His personal studio is located in Clifton, NJ and he currently freelances as an architectural and aerial photographer in NYC.