Artist and professional photographer Michael Paul Smith has actually invested many hours photographing one unique town that he holds really dear to his heart. There is something that constantly drew him to it, and the images he produced are basic, however, spectacular. They radiance with small-town beauty and innocence, similar to the days in the past.
The town he photographs is charming and stunning.
It’s like each photo narrates of how life was like in the United States.
There’s very little going on in these photos.
It’s apparent that this town is absolutely nothing but charm.
As it turns out, likewise not genuine.
Michael develops custom-made mini designs and sets, diligently crafting each detail.
The 60 year-old professional photographer develops the hyper-realistic images.
If you didn’t know any better, you may believe these are vintage pictures of a town from the past.
And NOT the incredibly little designs this guy constructed.
He began constructing these designs as a hobby.
He wished to practice his craft as well as his photography.
He never ever expected it would be a “dream-like restoration” of the town he grew up in.
To Michael, this is exactly what ultimate America appeared like when he was a child.
It is definitely stunning.
If “Elgin Park” were a genuine town, I would enjoy living there.
He develops the scenes by establishing Danbury Mint and Franklin Mint die cast automobiles and trucks in front of his designs on card tables.
Then, he utilizes the surroundings to make up the backgrounds for the images.
The point of view needs to be JUST right…
Usually the resulting images are completely convincing.
Even when you understand exactly what’s going on behind the scenes.
It’s all an illusion.
But Michael is able to make an exceptionally convincing one.
His selfies aren’t part of the main picture series, however I believe they simply contribute to the beauty of his work.
Michael’s work is a reminder of how things used to be (and how we may remember them).
If you ‘d like to see more images of this ideal American town, check out the Elgin Park website. To get more information about Michael’s work, please check out the Craftsmanship Museum website for a complete writeup on his skills and procedure. Share his unique photography with others.