Some pictures surfaced on Worldkustoms editorial office. Artist and photographer Michael Paul Smith had spent hours upon hours photographing one special town that he held very dear to his heart.
It’s like each picture tells a story of how life used to be in the United States.
No, the pictures are not old. They are newly taken and one can just imagine the effort he has put down in getting the owners to take their cars out in the rain and snow to make that realistic every day feeling.
Or not . . .
Michael Paul Smith.
What a guy!
And no pictures are photoshopped.
Michael Paul Smith does not just photografy . He also builds the backgrounds
The feeling is spot on but also the content. The photographer has recreated things he has seen with his own eyes as a child.
He started building these models as an exercise. He wanted to practice his craft and also photography.
He never imagined it would be a “dream-like reconstruction” of the town he grew up in.
-It’s the oldest trick in the book, he says.
Lining up the cars with an existing background.
The vehicles are from Michael’s collection of 300+ commercially produced, diecast models. He uses Danbury Mint or Franklin Mint
See more of Michael Paul Smiths art. Visit his dream town Elgin Park