REBLOG – A Look at How Michael Paul Smith Creates Historical Photos with Incredibly Detailed Models

I found this quite interesting article and video on Petapixel and I found it interesting enough to share.

I hope this article will inspire you and help you get new ideas for your own photography projects.

(c) Michael Paul Smith
(c) Michael Paul Smith

A Look at How Michael Paul Smith Creates Historical Photos with Incredibly Detailed Models

Here’s a fascinating video about how photographer Michael Paul Smith creates and photographs Elgin Park, a 20th century town created through miniature 1/24th-scale models. Smith creates incredibly realistic photos by capturing the detailed dioramas with an ordinary compact camera, and his images have gone viral in recent years on the Internet (the project has over 70 million views on Flickr).

The video was created by Animal, which will soon be publishing Smith’s photo book on this project.

Everything in each of Smith’s scenes was made by hand — well, everything except the 1/24th-scale diecast car models. Animal wanted to give the world a glimpse of the brilliant mind behind the images, so the publishing group interviewed Smith and captured some behind-the-scenes footage of projects coming together.

You can read the full article HERE and even more on this project HERE

(c) Michael Paul Smith
(c) Michael Paul Smith
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The English Channel

May 28, 2007

Since a few months I am officially divorced. It is my second stay and I already love this beautiful region.

I am 48 and one day old and visiting Cap Griz Nez. The weather is great but very cloudy. Yet one can see the white cliffs of Dover on the other side of the (English) Channel.

There is this cargo boat, the clouds, the light.
And me.

The Channel (2007) Nikon D200 with 24-120mm
The Channel (2007)
Nikon D200 with 24-120mm