Model car photography with full-size backgrounds

Michael Paul Smith's photos of a fictional mid-20th century town, Egin Park, are accomplished using his detailed scale models shot against real backgrounds. The effect is spectacular.

Born in Pennsylvania in 1950, Michael has been building scale models for over 25 years. His model making skills have been accumulated through his varied job and life experiences; he has been a text book illustrator, wallpaper hanger and house painter, designer of museum displays, architectural model maker, and art director for retail stores. His love of the 20th Century has been a constant inspiration for all of his work.

Elgin Park on SmugMug | Michael Paul Smith's Flickr (Via 22 Words)

Previously: Fantastic photography of Michael Paul Smith

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  1. I stumbled across the same thing when shooting video of a friend's G-gauge model trains.

  2. This used to be a common way to do movie special effects in-camera back before chromakey and digital compositing became all the rage. It's cool to see talented people re-discovering the technique.

  3. This brings to mind the photography that John Allen did for both his model railroad, The Gorre and Daphetid and for various Varney catalogs.

  4. pjcamp says:

    Somebody moved the pickup.

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