Mr Albanese, 26, started making his Blue Peter-style in 2008 and has already sold seven of his pieces to collectors. He spends hours on his sculptures – whose materials include tile grouting, cinnamon and steel wool – and then brings them to life using clever photography.
Wildfire – Diorama made from wood, moss, yellow glitter, clear garbage bags, cooked sugar, scotch-brite pot scrubbers, bottle brushes, clipping from a bush in bloom (white flowers) clear thread, sand, tile grout (coloring), wire, paper and alternating yellow, red and orange party bulbs.
This may look like an Antarctic scene, but it is a model called Sugarland, made by artist Matthew Albanese out of 20 pounds of sugar, jelly and corn syrup. The crystals were grown in his studio over the course of two months.
– Made out of 12 pounds paprika, cinnamon, nutmeg, chili powder and charcoal
Some of his designs measure less then three feet in length but the effect is gained by the perspective from which the photo is taken. Like below one:
Grassland – This scene of rolling plains of grass blown by the wind is made out of faux fur (fields), cotton wool (clouds) and sifted tile grout (mountains)
is made out of tile grout, cotton wool and ink, and lit from within
– 25 pounds of sugar cooked at varying temperatures (hard crack & pulled sugar recipes) It’s basically made out of candy. salt, egg whites, corn syrup, cream of tartar, powdered sugar, blue food coloring, india ink & flour.
Salt Water Falls
– Model made out of glass, plexiglass, tile grout, moss, twigs, salt, painted canvas & dry ice. The waterfall was created from a time exposure of falling table salt.
image is made of steel wool, cotton wool, ground parsley and moss
It is extremely difficult and time consuming,’ Albanese said. ‘But the image comes alive only when the camera is set at the precise point of viewing – giving it an artificially created sense of depth.’ If you like, you can click this link
to see more Albanses’s work on behance.