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Realistic Images of American Streets Using Toy Car Models and Forced Perspective

Self-taught photographer, Michael Paul Smith has received praise for his lifelike photographs of an imaginary town, Elgin Park, which was inspired by the town in Pennsylvania he grew up in.

To create the shot he positions a card table in different locations around Boston and elaborately positions vintage model cars on it. Without digital manipulation, Smith captures the shots with just natural light and actual backgrounds.

Check out Michael Paul Smith’s work below. It’s fascinating! xo
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15 Comments

  1. Traci J. Reeves October 21, 2013 Reply

    So creative!

  2. Doreen Gardiner October 21, 2013 Reply

    incredible

  3. Joana Joasil October 21, 2013 Reply

    That’s COOL!!

  4. Pepsy Love October 21, 2013 Reply

    wow

  5. Kelly Washington October 21, 2013 Reply

    In other words if the lights go out what can you do with your body and your mind with no electricity . True creative genius no gadgetry required! Who says you have to have all the latest equipment to compete and be cutting edge? I love your spirit!

  6. Katina Lee October 21, 2013 Reply

    Is it Elkins Park? That’s where I live.

  7. Jeneen Gibbs October 21, 2013 Reply

    Wow

  8. Jasmin James October 21, 2013 Reply

    #Boston

  9. Schana Taylor October 21, 2013 Reply

    Wow!

  10. Da'von Patterson-Trotter October 21, 2013 Reply

    VERY CREATIVE

  11. Melyss'ah Herecomestrouble Mavour October 21, 2013 Reply

    I knew it was the Philly area (Elkins Park) just looking at the photos. Funny they were shot in Boston!

  12. Dom Fred October 22, 2013 Reply

    great !

  13. Jeff Hubbell October 22, 2013 Reply

    A beautiful illusion.

  14. Jeff Hubbell October 22, 2013 Reply

    Reminds me when I was a kid my friends and I would put model planes or cars or other things on tables and then squat down so we were at eye level with them. It made them look so much bigger and more real.

  15. Brownomar Photos October 23, 2013 Reply

    sweet!

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