03.02.10 by Jeff

Matthew Albanese

Miniature landscapes by Matthew Albanese. What you’re looking at is a tornado made of steel wool, cotton, ground parsley, and moss!

matthew albanese strange worlds miniature landscape dioramas

matthew albanese strange worlds miniature landscape dioramas

matthew albanese strange worlds miniature landscape dioramas

matthew albanese strange worlds miniature landscape dioramas

matthew albanese strange worlds miniature landscape dioramas

matthew albanese strange worlds miniature landscape dioramas

matthew albanese strange worlds miniature landscape dioramas

matthew albanese strange worlds miniature landscape dioramas

matthew albanese strange worlds miniature landscape dioramas

Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.

  • http://www.chemicalgdns.co.uk Chris

    This is awesome! Totally inspiring..

  • http://punchdouble.com Deluge

    wow that’s very surreal

  • http://www.madhattersbook.blogspot.com Michael

    Woah. Sometimes I wish I was this creative/ amazing at things.

  • http://neuroticwriterperson.tumblr.com/ Voila

    Dag, this is frakking awesome!

  • http://www.ffall.org Pedro Freenandes

    incredible! speechless

  • http://thepinkspit.blogspot.com ines


  • Kristabel

    im so inspired.

  • http://www.blondeshotcreative.blogspot.com Jenn

    That’s awesome. Love seeing the process!

  • http://www.paperschmaper.blogspot.com Krissy

    oh wow! that attention to detail is crazy…

  • Megan

    wow. this is insane! these are seriously.. awesome.

  • courtney

    i love this kind of stuff.
    seriously incredible work.

  • kristiina

    amazing !!!!

  • http://davidjdickson.wordpress.com/ David Dickson

    Absolutely brilliant. Just the time involved setting up. You are a lighting genius.

  • carla

    dedication! pure sugar.

  • KB

    mind = blown.

  • http://www.tylermcgowan.com tylermcgowan

    whoa, crazy. those are rad.
    more miniatures: http://bit.ly/9cSNoM

  • http://alindragulin.com Alin Dragulin

    instant classic! I’m jealous!

  • http://craftsplorer.blogspot.com Geri

    I am in pure awe.

  • Joel

    This is like… the coolest thing ever. I want to fill my house with these.

  • http://www.naomijulia.com naomi julia

    this is INCREDIBLE! the field! I want to run through it!

  • http://www.deptm2.com mike

    wow the detail and time that goes into these is just amazing!

  • http://www.amandafiebing.com Amanda

    This is some of the most interesting work I’ve seen a while. Thank you for including the behind-the-scenes footage. Sooo fantastic.

  • http://www.rawstonemedia.com Richard

    these are completely stunning, love it, what a beautiful thing

  • Pamela

    Wow!! This is amazing, so inspiring and creative!!

  • Kyle

    wow!!!!! speechless.

  • Jason Dorweiler

    This guy is dedicated to his craft, and always great to see new work. Good find.

  • http://icelander.tumblr.com Maw


  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/robbbbbb/ Robert Kaczynski


  • Spoony

    This is completely insanely awesome, i remember working with miniature grass and trees and such. Seeing this is completely insane, the amount of work put into this… they’re perfect! wow! just…wow!

  • lapetitefaon

    Holy ahhhh I want to write a list of curse words to describe my level of disbelief but I’ll censor myself OH MY GOD THESE ARE UNREAL!!!

  • http://okgoods.wordpress.com/ AmyK

    I am very interested in this kind of work right now, but I can’t help but think… can’t he celebrate the beauty of nature by going and and photographing the real thing. I understand it is an art and that he is very talented, it is just ironic.

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

      if he did, i wouldn’t be as excited about it!

      • http://okgoods.wordpress.com/ AmyK

        True, and I probably wouldn’t have come across his work at all. I’m just saying.

        Ha, it kind of reminds me of food styling. Looks so good, but don’t eat it! Can’t run through his field though I know we all want to. But that proves his point, he constructs these worlds we want to be apart of (or in the case of the tornado, think are so beautiful).

      • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

        this is why i want the Fantastic Mr Fox (making of movie) book. this kind of stuff is so amazing

  • http://www.concretecat.com concrete matt

    @jeffhamada that’s funny I was about to say how this reminds me of a Wes Anderson film, so much detail.

  • http://www.kimgilldesign.com Kim

    I LOVE this!!
    It reminds me of what some folks used to do for movie backgrounds. I kind of wish we wouldn’t depend upon computers so much and use our hands to create with. Sometimes technology is not always the best way to go.

  • http://idekumiko.tumblr.com Kumiko Ide

    Fascinating work. Love the behind-the-scenes glimpse into his studio.

  • http://www.ugooh.tumblr.com ugooh

    I loooove it.

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  • http://th0ught.net th0ught


    check out the catastrophes page. looks strikingly similar. these are from 2008

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  • Elle

    Feels like I’m looking at the real thing. Amazing work!

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The coolest part is you can support Kelli and purchase the book here but she specifically designed her pinhole camera under a Creative Commons share-alike license so you can also download the template yourself, build it, examine it, and use the knowledge to even make your own variant!

Kelli and I both spoke at Blend here in Vancouver and her talk was one of my favourites. She spoke about a wide variety of her past work including her counterfeit New York Times newspaper (she produced hundreds of thousands of copies and distributed it on the streets of New York), her amazing stop-motion tribute to the Eameses’ iconic film “Power of Ten” using images sourced from Google Images, and her paper record player/wedding invitations.

She’s the kinda person it’s almost hard to write about because she’s doing so many wildly different things. She’s currently working on a music video so stayed tuned for that!

More images and a video of her book/camera below!

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Watch the video below!

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This is for all you aspiring photographers, illustrators, and type designers out there! We’ve teamed up with Skillshare to offer you 1 month of unlimited access to all their creative classes, for $0. Free. You can sign up here for a premium account: Booooooom + Skillshare 30-day extended trial.

I’ve been personally trying out some of their classes and I just blazed through this great class on designing a single letter: “One Drop Cap Letterform at a Time” by the amazing Jessica Hische (I’ll always refer to her as the one who did that fantastic Moonrise Kingdom type). She has so many useful tips in this, especially when she talks about properly using handlebars and plotting points in Illustrator.

From what I’ve seen so far these classes are a great way to brush up on something you may have learned a long time ago or a chance to learn something completely new. Full disclosure: Skillshare did not pay us to make this post, however if you sign up through this link it will support our site! Absolutely no pressure to do so – I still recommend their site as a worthwhile resource even if you don’t use our link!

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