Michael Paul Smith's Incredible dioramas and models

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A guy posted this link on another forum I visit. I could not believe these were models, and not real cars! Amazing realism!
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We're trying to track down this guy. I want to do a magazine feature on his work. His photos are amazing, the best I've seen by far!

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WOW other than the lack of people, THAT WAS AWESOME!!!!! Some were easy to tell, midldle of the day, an intersection with absolutely NO peaople? But ALOT MORE actually could pass for REAL in MY opinoin. Those black and white ones are absolute killers! This guy IS GOOD!!! Thanks for posting it!biggrin.gifwink.gif

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WOW !!!!! The dioramas are just awesome! And the photography is too.....I would have never believed some were models instead of the real thing if I hadn't read the heading.....WOW!

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George ,I'm a car nut first , never even thought about people , weird but true. Saw his work on the H.A.M.S. Model builders board and the last thing I saw was the ceiling. TKO work! James

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Just flat out awesome! The vehicles, the buildings, roads, use of backgrounds, snow, water, etc etc. I was going to say that the only thing missing was people! Just awesome!! Wow!

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Most of the cars are Franklin Mint, and Danbury cars, along with some models. He did however scratch build most of the buildings. The diner is a work of art in itself.

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Looks like he lives somewhere in eastern Massachusetts, so he's not too far from me. Harry, I found how to e-Mail him and did so. If contact is made, I'd be willing to help write/shoot the article if you need it. Just let me know.

Charlie Larkin

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The absolute best I have ever seen. This guy must work in the movies doing miniature sets and such.

What a talent. Oh, to be able to do work this good. I'm jealous.

Posted Today, 11:41 AM

They did a feature on this guy last night on the CBS Evening News in the Steve Hartman's Asignment America segment.

Here's a link to the segment. You have to watch a short ad first and then the video of this guy comes on.

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=6344947n&tag=contentMain;contentBody.

This post has been edited by KarDude.com: Today, 11:43 AM

He also has a website where you can view his photos. Here's the link:

http://elginpark.smugmug.com/

Edited by KarDude.com

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Great work, seriously. Don't get me wrong, but everything looks too "clean" to be real. The buildings and such need some "wear" and "age" to me. No doubt a very skilled hand behind those though. Maybe things were actually clean and nice back in the day... I was born in the 80s, everything is dirty these days. If only I had the attention span to do something like that. Got the patience, but i'd get bored with it fast. Thanks for the link, that was nice to look at. :)

Edited by Ryan Quantz

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There was a feature on this guy (Michael Paul Smith) on ABC-TV news tonight. Here is a link to the story on their website. Elgin Park photos

His Flickr site has had 9 million hits!

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only one thing to say WOW!!!

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It is a amazing work! But no people... :blink: And on a car magazine they said that he didn't build the cars. BTW looks nice too!

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I'm sorry, but that is more about photography than model building, BUT, they do look really nice, don't they?!

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only one thing to say WOW!!!

DITTO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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WOW! It really doesn't matter if it's the modeling or the photography, this guy has some serious talent in both aspects!!! :D

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Impressive work!!!!

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reminds me of the Twilight Zone episodes where all the people are gone but one.

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Great photos but it's the models that are the focal point. Rod Serling would have used these in the Twilight Zone for sure. Erie and yet, beautiful in it's desolation. KUDOS

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Wow that is so realistic..

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Wow! Amazing work! Some of those you can't tell from photos of the real thing!

Edited by Jeremy Jon

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Very impressive indeed B)

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Michael Paul Smith did the best model car pictures I've seen on the web... Looks so real, there is only a mysterious thing, nobody in the streets ! :lol: I've chatted about his and my pictures on flicker, he's a nice guy !

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