Miniature Landscapes by Matthew Albanese


These captivating miniature landscapes were created by talented artist, Matthew Albanese. The following photos are from a set entitled ‘Strange Worlds’. Believe it or not, the set pieces are made from bizarre materials. For example, the tornado above was made from steel wool, cotton, ground parsley and moss.

More of Matthew’s Miniature Landscapes

Fire image

Above: This piece is named ‘Wildfire’. It was made from many materials, including¬†wood, moss, yellow glitter and clear garbage bags.

Mathhew’s portfolio page explains:

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 viewer’s perspective when photographed from a specific angle. Using a mixture of photographic techniques such as scale, depth of field, white balance and [read more].

Ocean image

Above: This is entitled “DIY Paradise”.

Cliffs image

Above: Made from such materials as twigs, salt, painted canvas & dry ice, with waterfall being created from a time exposure of falling table salt.


Above: This is called “Icebreaker”, with sugar as the main ingredient.


Above: Trees closeup.

miniature planet

Above: Matthew’s experimental view of mars made from paprika, cinnamon, chili powder, coffee and sugar.

Paprika Mars

Above:This piece is called “Paprika Mars”, which was made out of 12 pounds paprika, cinnamon, nutmeg, amongst other materials.

miniature tree

Above: Matthew’s “New Life #1”

miniature and wind

Above: “New Life #2” which is made from many materials including¬†parchment paper, thread, hand dyed and ostrich feathers.

Miniature Landscapes Video Process

All images above are copyright © Matthew Albanese. Please head over to the Behance portfolio page showcasing more of his fantastic work. Also, see his Matthew Albanese fanpage and share with your friends.

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