Nostalgic images combine miniatures and real-life backdrops
Forced Perspective Photos Evoke Mid-Century America
Michael Paul Smith's photos look like snapshots of classic cars. In reality, they're clever creations that use forced perspective to combine miniatures and real-world backdrops in an utterly convincing final product. His miniatures live in a fictional U.S. town called Elgin Park, a place populated with vintage cars and the trappings of everyday life in the 1950's and 1960's.
Once the shot is set up, Smith uses a relatively cheap point-and-shoot to capture the final image - a Canon PowerShot SX230 HS to be specific.
The results are charming. See for yourself in our gallery.
Above: A Perfect Example of Architectural & Automotive Design from the Mid-1960's. Michael Paul Smith, June 27, 2012.
|Chicago Alley by tko|
from Down the alleyway
|Callan-5680 by vbuhay|
from What Child's Dream May Come
|Widget by Wilfried HKG|
|Oxbow Bend by stickpointed|
from Landscape - Colour #2