Art and love are the same thing: It’s the process of seeing yourself in things that are not you.
—Chuck Klosterman, Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story
When I found myself alone, I’d stop and look for a view–out of a window, say, or through a doorway into a room–any view so long as there were no people in it. I did this so that I could, for a few seconds at least, create the illusion the place wasn’t crawling with students, but that instead Hailsham was this quiet, tranquil house where I lived with just five or six others. To make this work, you had to get yourself into a sort of dream, and shut off all the stray noises and voices. Usually you had to be pretty patient too: if, say, you were focusing from a window on one particular bit of the playing field, you could wait ages for those couple of seconds when there wasn’t anyone at all in your frame.
—Kathy (Kazuo Ishiguru’s Never Let Me Go
Magical Miniature Worlds By Matthew Albanese
Matthew Albanese creates small-scale meticulously detailed models of outdoor scenes and landscapes using everyday, simple, mundane materials and transform them into an image through the lens of his camera making them look hyper-realistic.
Literally mind blown.