Mind Blowing Miniature Photography

Michael Paul Smith is an amazing artist who constructs and photographs miniature scenes that transport the viewer back in time. I’m stunned.

What started out as an exercise in
model building and photography, ended up
as a dream-like reconstruction of the
town I grew up in. It’s not an exact
recreation, but it does capture the
mood of my memories. And like a dream, many of the buildings
show up in different configurations
throughout the photos. Or sometimes, the
buildings stay put and the backgrounds
change.

NO PHOTOSHOP WAS USED IN THESE
PICTURES. IT’S ALL STRAIGHT FROM THE
CAMERA. It’s the oldest trick in the special
effects book:

line up a model with an appropriate
background and shoot.
The buildings are 1/24th scale [ or
1/2 inch equals a foot ]. They are
constructed of Gator board, styrene
plastic, Sintra [ a light flexible
plastic that can be carved, and painted
] plus numerous found objects; such as
jewelery pieces, finishing washers and
printed material.

My model making skills are an accumulation of numerous and varied jobs
I’ve had over the years. Everything from text book illustrator,
wallpaper hanger and house painter, designer of museum displays,
architectural model maker, and art director for retail stores.




via Boing Boing

Posted by Megan

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