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As part of our ongoing partnership with Feature Shoot , Beautiful/Decay is sharing Alison Zavos’ article on Matthew Albanese. “DIY Paradise” was constructed from cotton, salt, cooked sugar, tin foil, feathers & canvas. 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 is a fine art photographer from New Jersey who specializes in creating and photographing miniatures from common household objects and materials.
Artist Rashad Alakbarov from Azerbaijan uses suspended translucent objects and other found materials to create light and shadow paintings on walls. The best part is that you can easily create something similar at home – all you need is one or two lamps and some items from your desk. The stunning light painting below, made with an array of colored airplanes has found its way to exhibitions like the Fly to Baku at De Pury Gallery in London. Above the cloud with its shadow is the star with its light. Above all things reverence thyself. Like this:
This is the first of two, maybe three shots from tonight's Heat the Streets event in Blackpool. Libby and I took the kids down to see the various displays, which were all the more impressive as a) they were outdoors, and b) the temperature was around 1°C – i.e. not the sort of weather to be performing with hardly any clothes on. Though, that said, the woman in tonight's shot is practically fully clothed in comparison to one of the others I'm going to put up ;-) <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
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