These incredible space photos may appear to be from NASA’s archives, but they’re actually the work of photographer Adam Makarenko who specializes in miniatures. The planets are handcrafted from foam spheres and plaster, while the textured surfaces are created with other materials, such as ferric chloride, paint, cement. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
“To create planetary rings, Makarenko shoots long exposure photos of colorful paper spinning on a homemade turntable. Everything except the rings has to be black to create a clean photo, and the turntable needs to spin perfectly smoothly to prevent ‘wavering effects’ in the rings,” reports Peta Pixel.