This isn’t some neat CGI wallpaper or a bit of deep space photography. It’s a gorgeously detailed picture of a practical model, hand-made and then intricately shot to a make it look just as good as any sci-fi vista you’ll see in on screen.
Image credit: Adam Makarenko. All images credited as such unless otherwise stated, and used with permission of the artist.
As part of a new series, photographer Adam Makarenko uses his modelmaking know-how to craft intricate fictional landscapes and exoplanets, before shooting them to look like they’re the latest stellar photography straight from a deep space mission. They’re simply presented, but the crazy work that goes into making these worlds look real is nothing short of remarkable.