Last week the New York Times highlighted an exhibition that is right up my alley. The Museum of Art and Design in New York City is presenting Otherworldly: Optical Delusions and Small Realities which opened on June 7 and runs though September 18, 2011. I hope to feature several of the included artist/photographers, and am starting with Matthew Albanese. I am a sucker for anything created in miniature (I worship at the throne of Lori Nix–who is also included in this exhibition). Matthew has also found his magic-realism bliss while photographing gadgets for his family’s former online business. ” I always wanted to b a photographer, however it manifested itself”. His photographic journey manifested itself well, as his fantastically realistic landscapes are a tribute to seeing beyond the ordinary.