At the Edge of the Universe
Better Photography|April 2021
Adam Makarenko’s intriguing miniatures portray the tranquil beauty of our world, as well as those that are located light-years away from our galaxy. Nilofer Khan explores.
Nilofer Khan

Since an early age, Adam Makarenko has been fascinated and perplexed by the notion of our existence and our place in the universe. For him, the only way to truly understand these puzzling concepts was by “reaching out into the cosmos.” And so he did through the creation of his awe-inspiring dioramas of far-flung places.

The Great Beyond

Since he began in 2006, Adam’s work primarily focused on landscapes and topography. For him, they are all-encompassing and impressive, through which one can build a larger narrative. “Our relationship with landscape relates directly to our connection with nature and our place within it. We are always looking beyond the horizon and wondering what else is out there. So, I take my viewers and transport them into a pseudo-realistic place,” he says.

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