Recreating the Past with Model Cars and Forced Perspective (15 pictures)

For the last 25 years, Michael Paul Smith has used model cars, forced perspective and custom-built miniature displays in real-world settings to create Elgin Park, Smith’s version of a mid 20th century American town.

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and currently living in New England, Smith’s model-making skills are the accumulation of numerous jobs he has had including: textbook illustrator, wallpaper hanger, house painter, and architectural model maker.

Shot at the right distance and perspective (forced perspective), Smith brings his 300+ collection of vintage die-cast model cars (1/24th the size) to life, blending them seamlessly into both the miniature sets he has built and the surrounding outdoor landscape.

For more check Michael Paul Smith on Flickr

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