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'DIY Paradise' by Matthew Albanese

'DIY Paradise' by artist Matthew Albanese

Artist creates amazing, deceptive landscape images

It's a lesson in "don't always believe what you see:" These stunning photographs aren't actually the landscape scenes they appear to be. Instead, they're the creation of U.S. artist Matthew Albanese. All of the scenes are actually minatures, intricately set up to trick the viewer into thinking that it's all full sized -- in much the same way detailed scenes were created in movies before computer-generated effects became more prevalent. For more of Albanese's artwork, visit his website and check out his upcoming book at Lazy Dog Press.